Kyler Murray announces major decision about future in the NFL

Postado Fevereiro 11, 2019

"Football has been my love and passion my entire life", the 2018 Heisman Trophy victor wrote on Twitter.

Relating to the Patriots, they will always be interested in quarterbacks as long as Tom Brady is still on the roster since they need to find an eventual replacement.

As a result of his decision, Murray will give up the vast majority of the $4.66 million bonus he was set to receive from the A's after they made him the ninth overall pick in last year's Major League Baseball draft.

Oakland drafted Murray with the ninth overall pick last June.

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray speaks during an NCAA college football media day on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Because of Murray's height and slight build, there is some apprehension from NFL evaluators about his long-term success in football.

"Football has been my love and passion my entire life", Murray said in Monday's statement. "I was raised to play QB and I very much look forward to dedicating 100% of myself to being the best QB possible and winning NFL Championships". "I eagerly await the opportunity to continue to prove to National Football League decision makers that I am the franchise QB in this National Football League draft". Murray was the Heisman Trophy award victor and helped the Sooners make the College Football Playoff semifinals. Although the A's were hoping he'd choose baseball, they were increasingly pessimistic the longer his locker in their spring-training clubhouse sat empty.

"Things have certainly changed since the draft", Billy Beane, Oakland's executive vice-president of baseball operations, said before the announcement.

At the end of the college football season, he talked about pursuing both sports simultaneously.

In October, first-year Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury suggested as Texas Tech's head coach that he would take Murray first overall in the upcoming draft.

Per ESPN's Jeff Passan, Murray will return $1.29 million of the $1.5 million signing bonus money the A's gave him.