Kyler Murray likely to declare for NFL draft today
But if he does, it does not mean he has decided to eschew baseball. At least not yet.
Lincoln Riley undoubtedly made him a better player, but Murray doesn’t want to give the Sooners head coach all the credit. On Wednesday, Bleacher Report college football writer Matt Hayes decided to praise Riley by asserting that Murray “didn’t remotely resemble a thrower ” when he first
Lincoln Riley undoubtedly made him a better player, but Murray doesn’t want to give the Sooners head coach all the credit. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has agreed to a contract extension , putting rumors that he might Since Lincoln Riley came to Norman in 2015 as the Sooners' offensive
Before he became a Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma, Kyler Murray was one of the greatest high school quarterbacks the state of Texas — or any state, for that matter — had ever seen. Lincoln Riley undoubtedly made him a better player, but Murray doesn’t want to give the Sooners head coach all the credit.
On Wednesday, Bleacher Report college football writer Matt Hayes decided to praise Riley by asserting that Murray “didn’t remotely resemble a thrower” when he first arrived at Oklahoma.
Let’s not forget: Kyler Murray didn’t remotely resemble a thrower when he arrived at OU. The difference is
Sooners QB, A's prospect Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft
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.
^ " Kyler Murray says he's fully committed to becoming an NFL quarterback". ESPN.com. " Kyler Murray is ' making a mistake' choosing football over baseball, according to Joe Theismann". 2) The questions about leadership, study habits run counter to my experience w/ Kyler , who I've known
There’s no getting around it: Kyler Murray is short. But Murray was short in high school, and he was short in college. It didn’t affect his winning percentage at either level, and his We had an NFL-sized offensive line [averaging 6-5, 316 pounds] and played against a lot of really, really good defensive lines.
— Matt Hayes (@MattHayesCFB)
Hayes was immediately ripped by followers and fans who reminded him that Murray led Allen High School to three Texas state championships and was 43-0 as a starting quarterback. Murray himself, who hadn’t tweeted since announcing on Monday that he has declared for the NFL Draft, also felt the need to fire back.
— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray)
The comment Hayes made seemed like more of a compliment for Riley than a knock on Murray, but you can see why Murray would feel like it discredits everything he accomplished before he got to Oklahoma. After all, the former five-star recruit and No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country did throw for more than 8,000 yards and score a total of 144 — that’s right, 144 — touchdowns between his junior and senior seasons.
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.
Here's what Riley tells scouts who ask about whether Murray 's size will affect his playmaking abilities at the next level. "Oh, I think it's just talking about how we And that gets to the point: Just because a quarterback checks all the boxes on physical attributes doesn't magically make him a good player, let
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said that Kyler Murray 's ability to run the football is similar to Barry Sanders. Lincoln Riley , who coached the Heisman Trophy winner at Oklahoma, had nothing but confidence that Murray will succeed as a mobile quarterback in the NFL.
Murray obviously isn’t viewed as a pure passer, and that is one of the reasons NFL scouts. Still, saying he “didn’t remotely resemble a thrower” before he played for Riley is a bit of an exaggeration.
Oklahoma gives Lincoln Riley raise to $6M per year with extension through 2024.
Riley, who made $4.8 million last year, also received a contract extension through January 2024. "My family and I are very appreciative of the support the University of Oklahoma has shown,” Riley said. “This has been a great home for us. We've had a great start and we're excited for many more great years in the future." Home.#OUDNApic.twitter.com/SsLxx7jQAi— Oklahoma Football (@OU_Football) January 30, 2019 Riley, who made $4.8 million last year, will also receive an annual $700,000 stay bonus for each year he remains with the Sooners on top of $150,000 in annual bumps through the 2023 season, ESPN notes.