Kyler Murray commits to focusing on NFL over MLB
Dual threat Kyler Murray is committing himself to focusing on the NFL over the MLB, the Heisman Trophy winner confirmed on Monday.
Murray was the Oakland Athletics' first-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft but was permitted to return to the Oklahoma Sooners to complete his senior season with the football team.
The quarterback went on to complete 260 of 377 passes for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns with only seven interceptions and rushed 140 times for another 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns, making him one of the top prospects in his position in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Murray was due to report to spring training with the Athletics this week, but he has now made his intentions clear.
"Moving forward, I am firmly committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback," Murray posted on Twitter.
"Football has been my love and passion my entire life. I was raised to play QB, and I very much look forward to dedicating 100 per cent of myself to being the best QB possible and winning NFL championships."
Murray will get a chance to exhibit his skills at the NFL combine from February 26 until March 4 in Indianapolis and in subsequent workouts for NFL talent evaluators ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft between April 25 and 27 in Nashville.
"I have started an extensive program to further prepare myself for the upcoming NFL workouts and interviews," Murray said.
"I eagerly await the opportunity to continue to prove to NFL decision makers that I am the franchise QB in this draft."