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SportSooners QB, A's prospect Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

23:05  14 january  2019
23:05  14 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

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

Report: 'No doubt' Kyler Murray loves football more than baseball 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. Two things I wouldn't be shocked if they happened in 2019: 1.

As Murray dominated, his draft stock improved. Jim Callis, a senior writer on MLB.com, said the A ' s couldn't have foreseen that Murray would be a potential first-round NFL draft pick because of his size. Listed at 5-10 and 195 pounds, Murray would be a small quarterback in the NFL by any standard.

Kyler Murray , the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback , says he is declaring The possibility existed that the A ' s could offer more money by putting him on the 40-man major league roster. Even with the A ' s efforts, Murray would

Sooners QB, A's prospect Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft© Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, says he is declaring himself eligible for the NFL draft.

Murray announced his decision Monday in a tweet .

The Oakland Athletics made the speedy outfielder the ninth overall selection last June, signed him and gave him a $4.66 million signing bonus. The A's agreed to let him continue playing football, and he made the most of it by winning the Heisman in his only season as a starter for the Sooners. He passed for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores this past season. He posted the second-best passer efficiency rating in FBS history.

Report: Murray wants $15M from A’s to stick with baseball

Report: Murray wants $15M from A’s to stick with baseball If Kyler Murray is going to stick with baseball, he’s going to make the Oakland A’s pay. 

Kyler Murray , the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback , says he is declaring The possibility existed that the A ' s could offer more money by putting him on the 40-man major league roster. Even with the A ' s efforts, Murray would

Kyler Murray , MLB draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback , declares himself eligible for the NFL draft . As Murray dominated, his draft stock improved. Jim Callis, a senior writer on MLB.com, said the A ' s couldn't have foreseen Murray would be a potential first-round NFL draft

The surprise as the season developed was Murray's rising stock for the NFL draft. Representatives of the A's and Major League Baseball met Sunday with Murray. The possibility existed that the A's could offer more money by putting him on the 40-man major league roster.

Even with the A's efforts, Murray would have a shot at a bigger payday sooner in football and he wouldn't have to go to the minor leagues.

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Billy Beane on Kyler Murray: I wouldn't take that pick back for a second.
Kyler Murray is set to enter the 2019 NFL Draft and has made it clear he loves football more than baseball. Still signed with the Oakland Athletics, the two-way star could ultimately end up playing pro baseball, but all signs point to him being selected in the first round of the draft and pursuing a pro football career. When asked about Murray on Saturday, A’s executive vice president Billy Beane made it clear he has no regrets about selecting him with the No. 9 overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft. “I wouldn’t take that pick back for a second,” Beane said, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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