It appears as though Kyler Murray, the Heisman trophy victor who plays quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and was drafted by the Oakland A's of the Major League Baseball 9th overall back in June, is declaring for the NFL draft, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Spring training begins on February 15, and Murray is supposed to be there.
Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts in the fourth quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida.
Slusser notes that declaring for the draft does not mean the Heisman victor will decide to reject his $4.66 million deal with the A's outright, but it does increase the chances of him ultimately choosing football over baseball.More news: Missing teenager Jayme Closs whose parents were shot dead is found
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Murray would need to make a decision within the next month even if he declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Thursday morning and floated the possibility of the Cardinals actually trading Rosen and selecting Kyler Murray.
If Murray decides to play in NFL especially at the quarterback position teams will expect him to be all in on football and nothing else, that is the only way he will be selected in 1st round if they have those assurances. At present, the only thing guaranteed to Murray in his baseball career is that $4.66MM bonus. And that G.M., who needs to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, has pegged Murray as a first-round pick, lack of height notwithstanding. Baseball might have better long-term value, but the glitz, glamour and money that come with being the No. 1 pick in the National Football League draft might be too much to resist. Unless Murray really loves baseball, it seems like the best chance to cash in right away would be going to the NFL. "But I don't know how possible that is".