Kyler Murray Turns Back on Baseball, A's, to Pursue NFL Career

Kyler Murray

He also forfeits the $3.16 million that he was due to get at the start of March. Still, Murray has a quality arm that should make him a successful quarterback in the NFL.

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

Although the Dolphins may or may not select Murray in the first round, they will have a need at the quarterback position.

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

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Murray was listed at 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds by Oklahoma.

This isn't the year for Miami to trade up to get a quarterback.

Kingsbury's comments have led some to believe that their current quarterback, Josh Rosen, will be moved to a different team in order to make room for Murray. Bidwill said one of the main questions during the team's recent coaching search - which ultimately landed Kingsbury - was asking candidates to outline their plan for Rosen to take a second-year leap.

Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders played both football and baseball, but Jackson was a running back and Sanders a cornerback.

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What's more, the AAF uses a recruitment model created to attract players to their teams who are already popular in home markets. There were not many stand up out of your seat moments, but there is definitely potential for them as the season moves forward.

Now he's on the team that could make Murray the first pick in the National Football League draft.

"Honored to represent the the Best Athlete on the Planet", agent Erik Burkhardt declared Tuesday morning on Twitter.

Oakland will not receive a compensation pick even if Murray chooses another sport because the Heisman Trophy victor already signed his minor league deal, and compensation picks only go to teams unable to sign their first-round pick.

The chart below illustrates the difference between the projected four-year contracts 2019 first-round picks should sign under the National Football League rookie wage scale and Murray's $4.66 million signing bonus from the A's.

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Murray is No. 8 on Kiper's board, released last week. The last pick in the first round's entire deal will be more than double Murray's signing bonus from the A's. Now that has all changed since his declaration that he is committing to football. If the pocket collapses he can scramble and extend a play. The guaranteed money projected with this pick is right around $4.7 million. He's spent the better part of four years, preparing for Major League Baseball.

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