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Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray Commits To The NFL; Spurns Oakland A's

February 11, 2019 - 11:53 am

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Former Oklahoma Sooner's quarterback Kyler Murray has committed to the NFL, bypassing a career in major league baseball. 

"Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback. Football has been my love and passion my entire life. I was rasied to play QB, and I very much look forward to dedicating 100% of myself to being the best QB possible and winning NFL championships. I have started an extensive training program to further prepare myself for upcoming NFL workouts and interviews. I eagerly await the opportunity to continue to prove NFL decision makers that I am the franchise QB in this draft."

Multiple reports last week said that Murray would attend the NFL combine, leading to speculation that he was in fact choosing a career in the NFL over the Oakland A's. 

The Heisman Trophy winner spoke with the Ben and Skin Show on Radio Row in Atlanta but didn't address his future at the time. 

Murray, who was drafted by the Oakland A's in the first round of the draft last June, will return $1.29 million of the $1.5 million signing bonus he received after signing with Oakland, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.

Murray will reportedly forfeit the remaining $3.16 million he was due March 1 and Oakland will retain his rights by placing him on the restricted list.