Kyler Murray makes decision on whether he will play football or baseball

Kyler Murray makes decision on whether he will play football or baseball

Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray has committed his future to football. The decision came less than a year after the Oakland A's selected Murray with the ninth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft.

ESPN's draft experts, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, both project Murray as a first-round pick.

Only one problem: the team drafted QB Josh Rosen in the first round just previous year. 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.

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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray speaks during an NCAA college football media day on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Football has been my love and passion my entire live. I have started an extensive training program to further prepare myself for upcoming workouts and interviews. After working out a deal in which he would play his final year of football at Oklahoma, Murray was supposed to then to focus on baseball. You can't blame the league for that, but it does represent how precarious baseball's position on the media map is, as MLB fights the NFL and National Basketball Association for the eyeballs and dollars of fans. Murray dazzled on the gridiron for the Sooners, throwing for 3,674 yards and 37 touchdowns and while rushing for 853 yards and 11 scores.

Murray's standout season put him onto the radars of National Football League teams despite his diminutive stature - Murray stands just below 5-foot-10. He ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores, posting the second-best passer efficiency rating in FBS history. According to Vacchiano, the Giants prefer to stick to established measurables they have for a prototypical quarterback, and Murray falls short in that regard.

With the Dolphins surely in the market for a new face under center, Murray is no doubt one of the best available options, especially by way of the 2019 NFL Draft alongside former Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

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