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This Is How Much Money Kyler Murray Will Pass On If He Returns To Oklahoma

A general view of an Oklahoma Sooners football game.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 25: The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers in between plays at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated West Virginia 59-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Oklahoma outfielder/quarterback Kyler Murray just went No. 9 overall in the MLB Draft. Now the two-sport star has a decision to make.

Murray is projected to be OU's starting quarterback in the fall. He's very talented, so much so that Baker Mayfield said the dual-threat Murray will break all of his records.

However, the Oakland A's just made Murray a top-10 pick. With that selection comes a major investment from the organization.

According to MLB.com, the projected slot bonus for the ninth overall pick is almost $5 million.

Now, Murray could technically play pro baseball and college football, but let's be honest. The A's aren't going to want to have him risk injury when they're paying him that much off the bat.

Murray's dilemma is a good problem to have. He has tremendous potential in both sports.

However, Oklahoma fans now will hold their breath. This is what they feared might happen.

If Murray elects to sign and won't suit up for the Sooners this fall, OU is now very thin at the quarterback position.