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SportAthletics expect Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray to declare for NFL draft, report says

06:15  10 january  2019
06:15  10 january  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Athletics meeting with Kyler Murray to dissuade him from entering NFL draft, report says

Athletics meeting with Kyler Murray to dissuade him from entering NFL draft, report says The day before the deadline for entering the NFL draft, the Athletics are trying to convince Murray to play baseball for them.

The A’s drafted Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray 9th overall. As part of the agreement, Murray will play just one more year of football at Oklahoma , one source said . Murray , who is projected to be Baker Mayfield’s successor at quarterback , has two years of football eligibility left, but by signing with

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray offered an update on his NFL future during a superb 2018 college Unfortunately, it’s been known that the Oklahoma Sooners star quarterback is expected to The original report on Murray ’s baseball future came back in August when The Athletic ’s Jason

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This isn't the news Athletics fans wanted to hear.

The Athletics believe their 2018 first-round pick Kyler Murray is going to declare for the NFL Draft on Sunday, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, which cites unidentified league sources.

The A's took Murray with the No. 9 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft and gave him a $4.66 million signing bonus. If Murray were to decide to play football — which sources told the Chronicle they believe he will — he would have to give back most or all of the bonus, according to MLB.com.

But the organization isn't entirely worried about Murray declaring. He will have until February to decide what he wants to do. His plan was to go to spring training with Oakland this season and work with the team, but the NFL scouting combine is around the same time and he would likely need attend if he wants to play football.

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Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray Could Sign for Millions With the A's and Still Start for the Sooners. “I will be playing football this season,” Murray said on a conference call late Monday night. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley told reporters in Tulsa last week that he expects Murray to play for the Sooners.

Kyler Murray hasn't said a word lately. That might be his best play since transferring to play quarterback at Oklahoma just under three years ago. Never mind that he is expected to replace the reigning Heisman winner in a Sooners uniform. All signs point to Murray staying with football , but

Murray won the Heisman Trophy this season with Oklahoma and saw his draft stock soar. Some pundits have him as a possible first-round pick. The quarterback class is seen as weak, which would give Murray a good chance to go higher than he might have in other years.

Sources told the Chronicle they do not believe he can play football and baseball, though Murray has expressed a desire to possibly do both.

Murray was the first athlete in history to be selected to the Under Armour All-American game in both football and baseball. He was the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback coming out of high school in Allen, Texas after he went 42-0 and won three state titles.

He was also seen as a potential high draft pick in baseball coming out of high school, but he wasn't selected after he told teams not to take him because he wanted to play college football.

The 21-year-old helped the Sooners earn a berth in the College Football Playoff this season after leading them to a Big 12 title and a 12-1 regular-season record. The Sooners' season ended with a 45-34 loss to Alabama in the national semifinals.

Murray batted .296 with 10 home runs, 47 RBIs and 10 stolen bases for Oklahoma's baseball team in 2018.

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