The Oakland A’s shocked the college football world when the team selected Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. The selection led meany to believe that Murray would leave the Sooners and head to the majors.
It was a tense moment for Oklahoma fans across the country who thought they possibly lost their projected starting quarterback for the 2018 season.
However, Sooners fans can breath a sigh of relief knowing Murray will play for the team in 2018, but not beyond that.
On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that Murray signed with the Athletics.
Kyler Murray and the A's have a deal that guarantees him close to $5M and allows him to play football (he's a QB and could be Baker Mayfield's replacement) at Oklahoma for 1 year.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 6, 2018
Murray’s high selection netted him a signing bonus of about $4.7 million. That pay day is more than his head coach Lincoln Riley will make this season. He’ll make $3.1 million in his second year.
The A’s and Murray came to the agreement that he’ll play one year at Oklahoma, and then enter the Majors.
Sooners fans will get to root for Murray for one season before looking for a replacement at the quarterback position.