The Oakland A’s tried really hard to get Kyler Murray to pick baseball over football.  They reportedly offered the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, who they gave a $4.66 million signing bonus after drafting, an additional $14 million.  

The additional money wasn’t enough to keep Murray from entering the draft.

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Robert Klemko of Sports Illustrated took a closer look at what went on behind the scenes before Murray chose to enter the NFL Draft, and he was told by a source that the A’s offered Murray a guaranteed contract worth $14 million in addition to his signing bonus, which was $4.66 million. The offer was reportedly presented to Murray when a group of A’s executives flew to Dallas to meet with him in January amid increasing talk that the former Oklahoma star was leaning toward football.

Murray’s probably going to be taken number one overall in the upcoming NFL draft and will probably make over $14 million during his football career, but at what cost? 

Baseball is much easier on the the body.  Murray will have nobody to blame but himself when he can’t remember his name in his 50s.

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