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SportReport: 'No doubt' Kyler Murray loves football more than baseball

20:40  05 january  2019
20:40  05 january  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

Kyler Murray leaves door open for the 2019 NFL Draft

Kyler Murray leaves door open for the 2019 NFL Draft Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray will have a lot of options when his college football season ends. But right now, his focus is on Saturday’s game with Alabama. Murray has signed a contract with the Oakland Athletics of MLB. Since then, he’s won the Heisman Trophy and, if he enters, would potentially be a top prospect in the NFL Draft. He insists that no decisions have been made on those lines and that right now, his focus is on the Crimson Tide. “Nothing has changed,” he said, per Alex Scarborough of ESPN. “I haven’t put any energy into worrying about it or anything like that.

Kyler Cole Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).

Kyler Cole Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American collegiate football and baseball player, who plays for the Oklahoma Sooners. Kyler Murray is set to enter the 2019 NFL Draft and has made it clear he loves football more than baseball .

Report: 'No doubt' Kyler Murray loves football more than baseball© Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Kyler Murray situation is getting juicier by the day. A first-round pick (No. 9 overall) of the Oakland Athletics last year, he is reportedly experiencing a strong pull to want to play football at the NFL level.

Oakland has already signed Murray to a contract worth nearly $5 million, but the deal has an opt-out to play in the NFL if he so chooses.

Now, not only is playing in the NFL seriously on the table, but Murray might be leaning toward playing another season at Oklahoma, if NFL legend Gil Brandt’s insight into this is to be believed.

Responding to Brandt’s tweet, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen chimed in Saturday morning, reporting that “People who know Kyler Murray say there is no doubt he loves football more than baseball.”

Of the two football options, it would seem like staying at Oklahoma is riskier. NFL scouts have already pegged Murray as a first-round talent this year. And given the weak quarterback class in 2019, that projection would seem even more ironclad.

If he returned to college in 2019, he’d be risking injury without the money that comes with being a first-round pick, not to mention next year’s draft class is thought to be stronger at the quarterback position.

A’s make final push to keep Kyler Murray from applying for NFL draft

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Kyler Murray knows his future plans _ rest, fluids and a football game this weekend. From there, it's still a mystery. Kyler Murray leaves door open for the 2019 NFL Draft. Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray will have a lot of options when his college football season ends.

Kyler Murray , the star quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners, posted to Twitter a portrait of himself wearing football pads while balancing a bat on his shoulders a few weeks ago. Most athletes with Murray ’s incredible athleticism are guided away from baseball at a younger age, Boras said.

While we don’t know exactly what Murray is going to do, it seems clear that this past season at Oklahoma — one in which his skills translated to a Heisman Trophy — have helped the young man realize how much he loves the gridiron.

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Report: 'No doubt' Kyler Murray loves football more than baseball

Deion Sanders says he'd advise Kyler Murray to choose baseball over football.
"If I'm in his shoes, I'm picking up that baseball bat and I'm not looking back," Sanders said.

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