Kyler Murray chooses the National Football League over baseball

  • Kyler Murray chooses the National Football League over baseball

Kyler Murray chooses the National Football League over baseball

"Things have certainly changed since the draft", Billy Beane, Oakland's executive vice-president of baseball operations, said before the announcement. "Kyler Murray would make a lot of sense in that situation given that Miami loved Baker Mayfield a year ago". "I was raised to play QB and I very much look forward to dedicating 100% of myself to being the best QB possible and winning NFL Championships".

Reigning Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray announced that he will commit himself to pursuing the NFL instead of a Major League Baseball career. With as many draft picks as the Patriots have this year no player is off limits, so don't be surprised to see members of the organization checking out Murray over the next few weeks. Of course, Murray was drafted and signed by the Oakland Athletics in the Major League Baseball but Murray has the potential to be a very high pick in the upcoming NFL Draft on April 25th.

That Murray himself would answer the baseball-football debate with a tweet at 11:46 a.m.

Many believe the Dolphins plan to tank in 2019 to get a shot at Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa or Oregon's Justin Herbert early in the 2020 draft.

Part of that is because they have been linked to Murray in the pre-draft process.

This afternoon, Murray took to Twitter to announce his decision. Even taking him at No. 33 if he fell would be a surprise considering the Cardinals already have Josh Rosen at quarterback. But perhaps Murray can slip in, a beneficiary of not only his athletic skills but also the success in the recent past of Russell Wilson and Baker Mayfield - shorter QBs who have proven themselves on the National Football League level. Nonetheless, he's considered a talented thrower.

Murray passed for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns for Oklahoma last season.

As of now, no team in the top five is expected to go after a QB (although you never know.) Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins has been regarded as the top quarterback, and that may ultimately remain the case.