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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Kyler Murray leaves door open to choose NFL career over baseball

Kyler Murray

The Oakland A’s agreed to let Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray play one more season of football after they selected him in the first round of the MLB Draft, and it sounds like that plan remains in place. However, Murray is seemingly leaving the door open for him to change his mind.

In a recent ESPN interview with Tim Tebow, Murray talked about his love of both baseball and football. When asked how he will go about choosing which sport to pursue professionally, he did not exactly say his decision to play baseball is set in stone.

“Right now my future’s kind of already planned out, but we’ll see what happens,” Murray added.

Murray has had an incredible season at Oklahoma, and his performance against Texas in the Big 12 championship game may have moved him ahead of Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa in the Heisman Trophy race. He now has a chance to lead the Sooners to a national championship now that they are in the College Football Playoff. That said, the Texas native also batted .296 with 13 doubles, 10 home runs, a .954 OPS and 10 stolen bases for the Oklahoma baseball team in the spring.

Scott Boras, Murray’s agent, seems far more certain about the 21-year-old’s future than Murray does. Murray is in a rare position where he truly can choose his sport, and he indicated recently that he knows that.

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