Decision time: Oakland A's take Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray with No. 9 overall pick in 2018 MLB Draft
Though Kyler Murray’s football career didn’t pan out at Texas A&M, the now-Oklahoma quarterback is the favorite to start for the Sooners this fall.
However, that didn’t stop the Oakland Athletics from choosing the talented baseball player with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft on Monday night.
Now, Murray has a big decision to make — does he stick with football, or does he take the first-round MLB money and never look back?
On MLB Network’s broadcast of the draft, analysts were saying Murray will likely play football for Oklahoma this fall before throwing himself fully into baseball.
At 5-11 and 195 pounds, Murray is perhaps a better fit for the diamond than the gridiron, but we’ve seen undersized Oklahoma quarterbacks go in the first round of the NFL Draft as recently as this year, when the Cleveland Browns chose Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick.
This season, Murray is hitting .296 with 10 home runs, 47 RBI and 10 steals for the Sooners. Oh, and a lot of that production came while he was also juggling spring football responsibilities.