Murray was selected No. 9 overall by Oakland in last year's draft but returned to Oklahoma for his Junior season, where he won the Heisman after tossing 42 touchdowns compared to just seven interceptions.
Kyler Murray just announced, today, that he was interested in being considered for the National Football League draft.
According to a source, Murray declaring for the draft is not considered to be contractually significant. Spring training for the A's opens February 15, and it seems unlikely he would be able to prepare for football's scouting combine at the same time as attending his first major league baseball camp.
Kyler Murray received a $4.66 million signing bonus from the Athletics last season, but some believe he is now leaning toward football.
Murray's agent, Scott Boras has said multiple times, he will play baseball.
And while not everyone sees Murray as a first-round pick, enough teams do that that he could be a high enough pick to make it financially worth it for him to pursue a football career over a baseball career.
Sources told Pro Football Talk and ESPN that Murray could be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. However, a porous offensive line did not help Rosen's cause, as he was one of five quarterbacks to be sacked on more than 10 percent of dropbacks. Some pundits have him as a possible first-round pick.
Obviously, Kingsbury is now in Arizona, where the Cardinals own the first overall pick. Russell Wilson is the best comparison, but even he was a third-round pick.