Kyler Murray reportedly close to $5 million deal with A’s
The Oakland A’s did not draft Kyler Murray so highly without knowing his intentions.
The A’s took Murray with the No. 9 overall pick in Monday’s MLB Draft, indicating they had confidence in his future plans. The pick was likely made with the understanding that Murray would remain at Oklahoma to play quarterback for the Sooners in the fall.
Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported on Wednesday that the A’s and Murray are close to a $5 million deal that will allow Murray to play football for one season.
Kyler Murray and the A's have a deal that guarantees him close to $5M and allows him to play football (he's a QB and could be Baker Mayfield's replacement) at Oklahoma for 1 year.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 6, 2018
The night he was drafted, Murray said he would play football in the fall and that the A’s knew about that. That’s probably why the two sides are so close to a deal.
Now the A’s will have to sit back and hope Murray gets through the season without suffering a damaging injury. It’s a risk, but one they must have felt was worthwhile.