Murray 'fully committing' to being an NFL QB

2019 NFL Draft Big Board

Kyler Murray chooses the NFL over MLB

While Murray will be participating in both the NFL Combine and NFL Draft despite already being selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft, it remains to be seen as to where exactly the reigning Heisman Trophy victor will come off the board come late April.

Murray did not mention baseball or the A's at all in his statement.

After transferring to Oklahoma from Texas A&M, Murray was the Sooners' backup quarterback behind Heisman victor and future No. 1 NFL pick Baker Mayfield for the 2017 football season.

The former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and 2018 first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics released a statement on Twitter declaring his intent to play in the NFL. But his transfer was also a boon for the OU baseball program. Even Monday morning, A's manager Bob Melvin was cautiously optimistic Murray would report to the team's spring training, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

But things did not shake out the way the A's anticipated. He led the Sooners to a 12-1 record and a College Football Playoff berth after throwing for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdowns, in addition to 892 rushing yards and 11 scores.

Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray has committed his future to football.

Murray's standout season put him onto the radars of National Football League teams despite his diminutive stature - Murray stands just below 5-foot-10.

Jeff Passan, a writer for ESPN, tweeted that Murray will have to return $1.29 million of his signing bonus money that he has already received, and he forfeits the remaining $3.16 million.

Murray's announcement comes on the day the A's held their first workout for pitchers and catchers.

The NFL Combine is set to begin on February 26 with the 2019 NFL Draft scheduled for April 25 in Nashville.

Latest News