Athletics expect Kyler Murray to enter National Football League draft

Report: Athletics Expect Heisman Winner Kyler Murray To Enter NFL Draft

Report: Athletics Expect Heisman Winner Kyler Murray To Enter NFL Draft

The report says declaring for the draft does not guarantee Murray will reject his $4.7 million signing bonus he received from the A's, but it increases the chance he will decide to play pro football.

The Chronicle reported that one source told the paper Murray is leaning toward football. He'd need to play for next to nothing for at least two seasons in the minors as he worked his way toward the Majors, then spend at least his first three seasons making roughly the league minimum before even reaching arbitration - barring an early career extension (which the A's haven't handed out recently and which Murray's agent, Scott Boras, typically avoids).

"I'd take him with the first pick of the draft if I could", he continued.

She adds that another revealing sign could come on February 15 when Murray and the rest of the A's position players are due at spring training.

So, Murray definitely has an admirer in the current holder of the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. "All I know is Kyler has a tremendous opportunity to be a great baseball player and he knows that".

Slusser notes that declaring for the draft does not mean the Heisman victor will decide to reject his $4.66 million deal with the A's outright, but it does increase the chances of him ultimately choosing football over baseball.

Texas Tech showed continued interest in Murray and offered him a scholarship once Kingsbury came aboard.

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And if we're to believe ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Cardinals could actually be open to trading Rosen - who they drafted 10th overall a year ago - in order to take Murray with the first overall pick in the draft.

The Cardinals may have taken Josh Rosen at quarterback previous year, but if Kingsbury believes in Murray that much, they should take him all the way and just trade Rosen.

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