Kyler Murray walks away from $4m as he chooses NFL over MLB

  • Heisman Trophy winner commits to career as quarterback
  • Player had been drafted by Oakland A’s last June

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL over playing baseball for the Oakland Athletics. Murray was the ninth overall pick in last June’s baseball amateur draft, and the outfielder agreed to a minor league contract with Oakland for a $4.66m signing bonus.

However, Murray had a brilliant college football season in 2018, passing for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns for Oklahoma. He ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores, posting the second-best passer efficiency rating in FBS history. The 21-year-old is eligible for this year’s NFL draft, which takes place in April and if he is picked in the first-round, as many pundits believe he will be, he would receive a sizable signing bonus.

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Source: The Guardian
Kyler Murray walks away from m as he chooses NFL over MLB