His agent, Scott Boras, firmly advised the San Francisco Chronicle on Thursday that Murray will fulfill his dedication to the Athletics, who made him their prime choose within the 2018 MLB Draft, regardless of hypothesis this week that the Heisman Trophy finalist would possibly go for the NFL as an alternative.
“Kyler has each intention of fulfilling his settlement with the A’s and he’s grateful he has had the possibility to pursue his faculty targets,” Boras mentioned. “He will likely be in spring coaching with the A’s.”
The Oklahoma quarterback fueld the hypothesis partly when hinted that he is contemplating enjoying within the NFL.
“I believe that is one thing me and my household will speak about on the finish of the season and weigh out the choices of what the NFL thinks of me,” Murray mentioned final week. “Proper now my future is already type of deliberate out, however we’ll see what occurs.”
Murray was chosen by the Athletics with the No. 9 general choose within the 2018 MLB Draft, however the workforce allowed him to return to Oklahoma to complete out his collegiate profession as quarterback for the Sooners. He earned a $4.66 million signing bonus, however mentioned final yr he wasn’t fully certain if he would quit baseball to pursue an NFL profession. As of final month, he mentioned he is nonetheless sticking with the A’s.
On Thursday, Boras mentioned that Murray is continuous to give attention to baseball.
“Kyler mentioned greater than per week in the past that he’s going to spring coaching,” Boras mentioned. “When folks come round this child and ask him all these items about his future and he mentioned, ‘We’ll speak about it after the season,’ that’s what he’s saying. His perspective is ‘The Oakland A’s gave me a chance to satisfy a private purpose in faculty soccer and when it’s full, I’ll return to my contractual dedication.'”
Murray, 21, leads the nation with a 205.7 passer ranking and 51 complete touchdowns.
“I really feel like I can play within the NFL, however so far as giving it up, as of now, yeah, that is the plan,” Murray mentioned of soccer.
Underclassmen for subsequent yr’s NFL Draft should declare if they’ll enter or keep in faculty by Jan. 14, 2019.
There’s a monetary part to the choice, the Chronicle famous: Ought to Murray decide out of his contract with the A’s, he must repay in full that $4.66 million signing bonus, roughly the equal to what a late first-round NFL choose would possibly count on.