Murray was the ninth overall pick in last June's baseball amateur draft, and the outfielder agreed to a minor league contract with the Oakland A's for a $4.66 million signing bonus, money he'll have to pay back.
"[Quarterback Ryan] Tannehill's time with the Dolphins is coming to an end and the easy fix would be to trade for or sign Nick Foles, Joe Flacco or Teddy Bridgewater", writes Cameron Wolfe of ESPN. "Kyler Murray would make a lot of sense in that situation given that Miami loved Baker Mayfield past year".More news: Superstar Rajinikanth dancing at daughter Soundarya’s wedding is pure gold
Kyler Murray has officially chosen football over baseball.
The Giants have the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and are considered one of the few teams with a top pick that needs a quarterback. "But there are some QB hungry teams who might be looking to move up in the draft order and Murray - albeit 5'9" or 5'10" - is a unique athlete and most prognosticators feel he will be a first-round pick come April along with Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State), Drew Lock (Missouri) and Daniel Jones (Duke).More news: Ilhan Omar Says AIPAC Pays Politicians To Be Pro
It took former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray just seven words to let everybody know he was leaving the Sooners after the 2018 season. He will reportedly repay $1.29m (£1m) of the $1.5m (£1.17m) he received past year and forfeit the remaining $3.16m (£2.46m). He forfeits the remaining $3.16 million, due March 1. "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 percent of myself to being the bst QB possible and winning National Football League championships".
Kyler Murray on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The A's will retain his rights if he does choose to return to baseball in the future.More news: Venezuela seeks to double oil exports to India
In exchange for a more immediate payday and a quicker path to competing at his sport's highest level, of course, Murray will play a much more physically demanding game that comes with a heightened risk of both short- and long-term injury.