Two-sport star Kyler Murray is entering his name into the 2019 NFL Draft according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Murray reportedly asked for $15 million guaranteed from the Oakland Athletics, the MLB team who owns his rights, to not enter the NFL Draft. The A’s selected Murray with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, but allowed him to play football this season at Oklahoma this season.
The Athletics gave Murray a contract with $4.66 million guaranteed after he was selected, but before the college football season.
At Oklahoma this season, Murray threw for 4,361 yards, 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions on 69% completion. He also rushed for 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns, which helped him win the 2018 Heisman Trophy. Because of his play, Murray is a projected first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Murray hit .296 with 10 home runs and 47 RBIs for the Oklahoma baseball team in 2018.
His entering the 2019 NFL Draft is not a final decision, as he can still pull his name out or choose to play baseball, but it keeps his options open.