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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

Deion Sanders says he'd advise Kyler Murray to choose baseball over football

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Kyler Cole Murray (born August 7, 1997) is an American collegiate football and baseball player, who plays for the Oklahoma Sooners. He previously played college football for the Texas A&M Aggies.

Kyler Murray is a Heisman candidate who has led the Oklahoma Sooners to an 11-1 record. At the beginning of the season, there was no doubt that Murray would honor his baseball contract and They suffer injuries more often than MLB players. Murray can play longer in Major League 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.

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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 Even more notable than Murray ’s starring in baseball and football is his apparent decision to commit his future to baseball .

We explore Kyler Murray 's NFL draft stock as well as his pro baseball outlook. Learn more about Murray 's stats and contract with the Oakland A's. Heading into the Texas-Oklahoma Big 12 title game, Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray reiterated his commitment to baseball over the NFL.

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

Kyler Murray didn’t appreciate one writer’s take that all of Murray’s success was due to Lincoln Riley.
One of the interesting things about being in the age of social media is that the walls between athletes and the media who cover them on a daily basis simply don’t exist anymore. So when someone tweets out a controversial take about an athlete, it’s not a surprise to see an athlete hit back anymore. That happened on Twitter this week when college football writer Matt Hayes threw out his opinion that Lincoln Riley deserved all the credit for turning Kyler Murray into a Heisman winner and potential first round NFL Draft pick.

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