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Oakland A's executive Billy Beane talks Kyler Murray as spring training begins

Oakland A's executive Billy Beane talks Kyler Murray as spring training begins

Kyler Murray has tweeted that he is "fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback", answering the question of whether he will choose football or baseball.

The former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback and 2018 first-round pick of the Oakland Athletics released a statement on Twitter declaring his intent to play in the NFL.

Relating to the Patriots, they will always be interested in quarterbacks as long as Tom Brady is still on the roster since they need to find an eventual replacement. The 21-year-old is eligible for this year's National Football League draft, which takes place in April and if he is picked in the first-round, as many pundits believe he will be, he would receive a sizable signing bonus.

Let's take a look at a scenario involving Murray going to the Broncos, and get to know some other players in this year's draft class who could potentially join him in Denver. He ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores, posting the second-best passer efficiency rating in FBS history.

Kyler Murray has made up his mind.

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The NFL draft begins on April 25.

Oakland drafted Murray with the ninth overall pick last June. Murray is a unique case as someone good enough to play both baseball and football at a high level, but the decision of which sport to pursue is one already happening at lower levels, as adolescents turn into teenagers and have to pick one sport going forward. "I eagerly await the opportunity to continue to prove to National Football League decision-makes that I am the franchise QB in this draft".

The 21-year-old college sports star, who won the 2018 Heisman Trophy, will easily recoup the money he gave up if he is selected in the first round, as many pundits expect.

Kyler Murray on September 8, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. He will reportedly repay $1.29m (£1m) of the $1.5m (£1.17m) he received past year and forfeit the remaining $3.16m (£2.46m). And none of that is to knock Murray, but only to acknowledge how brutally hard it is to play professional baseball-likely another factor in his choice to pick the NFL. The A's will retain his rights if he does choose to return to baseball in the future.