Whether or no longer Kyler Murray throws on the NFL Scouting Mix subsequent week is serene unclear.
What’s now no longer unsure is that the Oklahoma twin-sport star is dedicated to taking half in football on the unswerving stage.
Murray announced in a Twitter put up on Feb. 11 that he became “firmly and completely committing” to turning into an NFL quarterback. He reiterated these sentiments on Saturday afternoon.
“For me, it became something I’ve identified for a whereas,” Murray informed ESPN’s Jake Trotter at an Oklahoma basketball sport. “That group, being with the [MLB’s Oakland] A’s, became the correct doable wretchedness for me simply as a consequence of they were so gigantic all thru the football season, more or much less leaving me on my own and letting me make my be pleased thing, and on the same time letting me know the intention significant I supposed to them and that plan of stuff. Telling them became tricky.”
Murray became selected ninth overall by the Athletics within the 2018 MLB Draft, but became allowed to play his final season of football at Oklahoma. He obtained the Heisman Trophy as a Sooner in 2018, prompting him to reevaluate his future, which has now led him from the diamond to the gridiron.
As Oakland begins spring coaching and Murray plans for subsequent week’s combine (broadcast on NFL Network) and April’s NFL Draft, the quarterback informed the A’s no longer to wait up for him.
“I mean, they can shield out the total hope they want to,” Murray mentioned. “I’m going to play football.”
Murray defined that, whereas he has liked his profession in baseball, collegiate and unswerving, albeit temporarily, he has viewed himself in the initiating as a football player for some time.
“The evening I got drafted to the A’s — obviously it became a huge day of my lifestyles — but I’ve been a football player my whole lifestyles,” Murray mentioned. “I did no longer know the intention the NFL felt about me earlier than this season as a consequence of I hadn’t performed.
“Going into this [football] season, [the goal] became to set apart myself within the correct content doable. Obviously, must you steal, apt things happen. Moderately quite a bit of apt stuff came about this year.”
Murray is NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s 29th splendid prospect on hand heading into the 2019 NFL Draft. Our NFL.com mock drafts obtain Murray touchdown with the Raiders (No. 4), Jaguars (7), Broncos (10), Dolphins (13) and Patriots (32).