Perhaps we won’t be seeing Kyler Murray on the diamond after all.
The Oklahoma quarterback was drafted by the Oakland Athletics with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft and was expected to report to spring training following the conclusion of what was supposed to be his final season on the gridiron.
But that might not be the case. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday, citing sources, that the A’s expect Murray to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft by Monday’s deadline. Slusser noted the A’s aren’t upset about the decision as declaring for the draft doesn’t necessarily mean Murray will spurn the A’s for football.
Unfortunately for the A’s, Murray led the Sooners to a 12-2 record, a berth in the College Football Playoff and won the Heisman Trophy after throwing for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns and only seven interceptions while also rushing for 12 scores. After a phenomenal campaign, and with a weak quarterback class in the upcoming draft, Murray reportedly is “leaning towards football” with…