"Kyler Murray would make a lot of sense in that situation given that Miami loved Baker Mayfield past year".
Murray added that he's already started an "extensive training program" to prepare for the upcoming National Football League scouting combine.
Murray says he is following his heart to play football. While the team had maintained some optimism that Murray might choose baseball, it was reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter at the time Murray declared for the National Football League draft that his mind was largely made up.
Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners looks to throw against the UCLA Bruins at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Football provides more upfront money if he's a first round pick, and there is a lot more marketability in the NFL for a star quarterback.
Murray's sparkling athleticism and all-around skillset led the Oakland Athletics to select him No. 9 overall in the 2018 MLB Draft.
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However, it's not too surprising, considering the success Murray had at Oklahoma. "Things have certainly changed since the draft", Beane said.
But there is little question Murray has a chance to create a little havoc on draft's Thursday night, and where he might land will be one of the draft's central storylines over the next few months.
At the end of the college football season, he talked about pursuing both sports simultaneously. 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. More specifically, ESPN's Jeff Passan tweets that Murray will return $1.29MM of the $1.5MM of his signing bonus that has been paid out to him so far. He added 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. 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. "But he athletically is so gifted and can transition between the two".
Murray is a rare type of playmaker and I wrote an entire column on how he is one of the players uniquely qualified to help the Broncos potentially beat Patrick Mahomes in the AFC West going forward.