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Kyler Murray: Fully Committed to Becoming NFL Quarterback

Kyler Murray tweeted he is committing his time and life to becoming a quarterback in the NFL, which answered the question many have had over whether he would play football or baseball.

The winner of the 2018 Heisman Trophy posted on this Twitter account just days before he was due to report to the Oakland Athletics spring training.

Murray did not say anything about the A’s or baseball in the statement.Although a source says that of the $1.5 million bonus money received for signing with the A’s last year, Murray would return $1.29 million.

Kyler Murray will also forfeit the other $3.16 million that is due March 1. He will be placed on Oakland’s restricted list and the A’s will retain his rights. However, they will not receive any compensatory draft pick.


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Murray signed SSG’s Erik Burkhardt to be his agent for the NFL, said another source. Scott Boras was Murray’s agent for baseball.

Murray in his statement said that football has been his love and passion all his life. He added that he is fully and firmly committed to becoming a quarterback in the NFL.

The A’s drafted the Oklahoma Sooners star athlete in June with the ninth overall pick. They signed Murray to a minor league deal that included a signing bonus of $4.66 million.

Oakland manager Bob Melvin said that Murray choosing baseball was not a shock to him.


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NFL pundits and draft experts project Murray to be a first round pick due to his athleticism and being such a talented dual-threat quarterback.

No player has ever been picked in the first round in each the MLB and NFL drafts.

Kyler Murray has been listed as high as No. 8 in NFL mock drafts.

While playing for Oklahoma, Murray threw for 4,361 yards and 42 TDs. Murray and former Clemson quarterback and now star quarterback with the Houston Texans Deshaun Watson are the only two quarterback in FBS history to throw for 4,000 yards and rush for 1,000 in the same season.

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