It’s official. We can finally begin calling Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray a full-time football player.
The Heisman Trophy winner (and first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics) announced his intentions to commit to football via Twitter Monday.
— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) February 11, 2019
Murray’s commitment to the NFL will silence concerns about him fleeing for baseball and will make the 2019 NFL scouting combine even more interesting from a strictly football perspective.
Kyler Murray will return $1.29 million of the $1.5 million signing bonus money the Oakland A’s gave him last year. He forfeits the remaining $3.16 million due March 1. The A’s will put him on the restricted list and retain Murray’s rights, but they don’t get a comp draft pick.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 11, 2019
Murray was due to report to the Athletics for spring training on Feb. 15. With the scouting combine coming only two weeks after that, he had no choice but to erase any doubt about his future.
Murray is in the mix to be the first quarterback selected in April and with a strong showing at the scouting combine and his pro day, he could sneak into the top five overall.