Oklahoma's Kyler Murray has a big decision to make. The Heisman Trophy winner is trying to decided if he should leave college and begin his professional baseball career or stay and play another year of quarterback for the Sooners.
According to 95.7 The Game’s Greg Papa, Murray could stay at Oklahoma and play football next season for the Sooners and play baseball in the A's Minor League system.
Via 95.7 The Game:
“I’ve talked to you guys all year about Kyler Murray and how much I liked him,” Papa said on 95.7 The Game. “His performance in the Orange Bowl against Alabama in the Orange Bowl really bothered me. He just looked, he looked overmatched.”
“He looked small. I mean, really small. He has to declare, I think, in a week’s — by the start of next week, I think the date is January 14 if he’s eligible for the draft.”
“I’ve also heard a lot of rumblings that he may go back to Oklahoma and play next year again, which would still allow him to play for the A’s in their minor league system. You can be pro in one sport and amateur in the other, as we know. So, he may do that.”
Listen to Papa's comments at around the 11:34 mark:
This was always a risk for the A's. By allowing Murray to still play football he might decide he wants to play it more than he wants to play baseball.