Oklahoma sits at No. 6 in the nation and has an outside shot at the College Football Playoff this season in large part thanks to quarterback Kyler Murray. Despite the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft leaving the Sooners, Oklahoma hasn’t missed a beat.
Murray is a Heisman Trophy-contender this season. The Sooners quarterback is having one of the best statistical seasons in college football history – evidenced by his 96.8 QBR which would give him the best QBR in history.
Ahead of the 2018 college football season, the Oakland Athletics selected Murray with the No. 9 pick in the MLB draft. Murray decided to sign with Oakland and came to an agreement with the team that he’ll pay one season of college football and then leave for the Majors.
However, that might not be the case any longer. According to Todd McShay, Murray isn’t a lock to play baseball after the season.
Just now on Dari and Mel on @ESPNRadio, @McShay13 saying he's heard that Kyler Murray is not a lock to play baseball after this season. He will sit with his family after the season and assess. #Boomer!
— Dari Nowkhah (@ESPNDari) November 10, 2018
That would be a huge change for the junior quarterback. Would Murray return to Oklahoma or test his draft stock in the NFL?
At just 5-foot-10, 195 pounds Murray doesn’t have the size of a prototypical NFL quarterback, but we’ve been surprised by smaller athletes before – Russell Wilson, Drew Brees and company.