Murray 'fully committing' to being an NFL QB

Murray 'fully committing' to being an NFL QB

Murray 'fully committing' to being an NFL QB

Two-sport star Kyler Murray on Monday announced which of his passions he will pursue.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray speaks during an NCAA college football media day on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. "I was raised to play QB, and I very much look forward to dedicating [100 percent] of myself to being the best QB possible and winning National Football League championships". Murray put together one of the single greatest seasons in college football history with over 5,300 yards of total offense to go along with 54 touchdowns, while beating out Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa for the Heisman Trophy.

Murray, a top 10 pick in last year's MLB Draft, has been flirting with both football and baseball over the past couple of months, refusing to reveal which way he was leaning. He initially planned on a baseball career, but a potential football career called after he threw for 42 touchdowns to seven interceptions as a junior this season at Oklahoma.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy after winning the award Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in NY.

Oakland selected Murray with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft.

Murray, 21, was drafted ninth overall by Major League Baseball side Oakland Athletics in June past year. "Kyler Murray would make a lot of sense in that situation given that Miami loved Baker Mayfield past year".

The NFL Combine is set to begin on February 26 with the 2019 NFL Draft scheduled for April 25 in Nashville. He will reportedly repay $1.29m (£1m) of the $1.5m (£1.17m) he received previous year and forfeit the remaining $3.16m (£2.46m).

The A's drafted Murray ninth overall in last June's Major League Baseball draft. The A's will retain his rights if he does choose to return to baseball in the future. Murray will likely receive eight figures of guaranteed money if he is taken in the first round, so following his heart also makes financial sense. And none of that is to knock Murray, but only to acknowledge how brutally hard it is to play professional baseball-likely another factor in his choice to pick the NFL.

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