Kyler Murray Picks NFL over Major League Baseball

Kyler Murray Picks NFL over Major League Baseball

The A's, however, retain Murray's Major League Baseball rights, and there are scenarios in which he could reverse himself and seek to play for Oakland.

"Football has been my love and passion my entire life", Murray added. While Murray was constantly dodging the issue at hand, today, the former Oklahoma Sooner took to Twitter to release a statement where he made it clear that he will be pursuing football as a career.

"Things have certainly changed since the draft", Beane said.

Murray, after a record-setting season as the quarterback at Oklahoma, was listed among National Football League combine participants last week, but it wasn't immediately clear which sport he was going to pursue.

Former Oklahoma quarterback, Heisman Trophy victor, and Oakland Athletics 2018 first-round draft pick Kyler Murray finally chose a sport on Monday. The A's will retain his rights if he does choose to return to baseball in the future.

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For now, it appears his dream of playing in the majors is on hold, if not over. "Something like that is something that is part of our private discussions".

Maybe Murray didn't handle this particularly well - the A's probably merited a phone call in advance of his announcement - but for the A's to be surprised by his decision seems a bit of a stretch. He already received $1.5 million of his signing bonus and was to receive an additional $3.16 million on March 1. According to ESPN, the 2018 Heisman Trophy victor will return $1.29 million of the $1.5 million signing bonus money the A's gave him in 2018.

Murray, 21, was drafted ninth overall by Major League Baseball side Oakland Athletics in June a year ago.

It is very possible - and more than likely at this point - that both Haskins and Murray come off the board before the end of the first round of this year's NFL Draft.

Minnesota's 18th overall pick could prove pretty valuable if Murray falls in the first round.

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