Two-sport star Kyler Murray on Monday introduced which of his passions he’ll pursue. For now.
Murray, who was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the summertime, introduced on social media he was going to stay with soccer over baseball as MLB spring coaching opens up and the NFL draft lurks two months away.
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“Transferring ahead, I’m firmly and absolutely committing my life and time to change into an NFL quarterback,” he tweeted. “Soccer has been my love and keenness my total life. I used to be raised to play QB and I very a lot look ahead to dedicating 100% of myself to being the most effective QB attainable and successful NFL Championships.”
Murray added that he’s already began an “intensive coaching program” to arrange for the upcoming NFL scouting mix.
The Heisman Trophy winner has been pushed towards soccer after an unimaginable junior season through which he threw for 4,361 passing yards and 42 touchdowns for Oklahoma. He led the Sooners to the Faculty Soccer Playoff semifinals.
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Murray is predicted to be excessive on many groups’ draft boards.
The A’s, nonetheless, retain Murray’s MLB rights, and there are eventualities through which he might reverse himself and search to play for Oakland.