Kyler Murray declares for the NFL Draft

Dec 1, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws a pass before the game against the Texas Longhorns in the Big 12 championship game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

After much debate about whether Kyler Murray should enter the NFL Draft or pursue a baseball career with the Oakland Athletics, the reigning Heisman trophy winner has decided to take the football path.

I think Murray is making a good decision, and I explain why here.

Murray announced his decision in a Tweet today:

With this decision, Murray could become the first player to ever be drafted in the first rounds of both the NFL and MLB drafts.

However, Murray still has 72 hours to pull his name out.

According to ESPN, top A’s executives, a marketing executive from MLB, and others met Sunday afternoon with Murray in Dallas, to better understand what it would take for Murray to forgo a football career and convince him on playing baseball full-time.

Deion Sanders, who played in both the MLB and NFL, knows what his decision would be.

“If I was in his shoes, I’m picking up the baseball bat and I’m not looking back.”

I would say Murray has to think he has a chance at going #1 overall in the NFL Draft, since Kliff Kingsbury has already said he would take Murray if he had the #1 pick.  Well, the Cardinals have it and he’s there coach.  Maybe Murray has heard this?

We will know in the next few days whether the A’s can convince Murray to play baseball or not.  Stay tuned.