NFL Insider Gives Interesting Kyler Murray Football Update

first_imgkyler murray in the fourth quarter against alabamaMIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 29: Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts in the fourth quarter during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)Kyler Murray was supposed to be done with football after the 2018 Oklahoma season, after being drafted in the first round by the MLB’s Oakland A’s last year.With a Heisman campaign and College Football Playoff berth under his belt, people aren’t so sure.Murray’s baseball agent, the powerful Scott Boras, swears that his client is going to be all-baseball moving forward.Murray was relatively non-committal about it during the media surrounding the Heisman. Things could get very interesting if a team takes a shot on him early in the NFL Draft.Ultimately, it will be Murray’s choice to make, and some folks on the NFL side are hearing positive things regarding his potential football future.Former team executive Gil Brandt said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Murray returned for another year at Oklahoma, which made waves.In response to Brandt, ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen shared that he has heard that Kyler Murray may prefer football, and has first round pick potential.Via his Twitter account:When Gil tweets something like this, pay attention. People who know @TheKylerMurray say there is no doubt he loves football more than baseball. Also awaiting decision by Jan. 14 underclassman NFL draft deadline. Some NFL GMs say he’s a 1st round projection. Intriguing options.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 5, 2019The first part is more interesting than the second. If Murray truly love football first, even if baseball is the safer bet, it might be hard for him to pass on the chance at the NFL.His first round potential may inform the decision. Even with a pretty lucrative MLB contract coming his way, he’d likely make more money as an NFL first round quarterback. And while baseball is the safe choice, getting to the majors and truly cashing in is very difficult for any draftee.We’ll find out soon if he will take a shot, with the deadline for early entrants coming up in just over a week.last_img read more