Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was named the AP Player of the Year earlier today. He is one of three finalists for the Heisman Trophy, which will be handed out this Saturday.
Despite his accomplishments, Murray’s football career might be over after this season. He was a first-round pick of the Oakland A’s in the MLB Draft back in June, and he signed a contract that included a $5 million signing bonus.
As part of his agreement with Oakland, Murray agreed that 2018 would be his last year on the gridiron. However, there was some talk this week that he could change his mind.
It doesn’t look like that will be the case though. According to a new report from the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, Murray’s agent Scott Boras says he has “every intention” of fulfilling his baseball commitment.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) December 6, 2018
The buzz about Murray potentially considering the NFL again stemmed from comments he made to ESPN’s Tim Tebow during a College GameDay segment over the weekend.
“I think that’s something me and my family will talk about at the end of the season and weigh out the options of what the NFL thinks of me,” Murray told Tebow. “Right now my future is already kind of planned out, but we’ll see what happens.”
ESPN’s Todd McShay says that despite Murray’s size concerns–he’s listed at 5-foot-10, 195 pounds–he would likely be a first-round pick if he pursued football.
Still, by sticking to baseball, Murray would be making the smarter decision, for his health and his wealth.