Kyler Murray makes decision on whether he will play football or baseball

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy after winning the award Saturday Dec. 8 2018 in New York. More

Murray is a rare type of playmaker and I wrote an entire column on how he is one of the players uniquely qualified to help the Broncos potentially beat Patrick Mahomes in the AFC West 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".

After months of contemplating his future, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is 100 percent committed to a professional football career and is giving up his Major League Baseball career with the Oakland A's.

Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma.

It is very possible - and more than likely at this point - that both Haskins and Murray come off the board before the end of the first round of this year's NFL Draft.

Second, it appears Murray didn't let the A's know of his decision before his made his announcement on social media. Oakland is now due a refund of $1.29 million of the bonus, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan, and Murray will forfeit the future $3.16 million payment.

The NFL Draft tends to revolve around quarterbacks and this year isn't expected to be any different. We could even see another team offer the Vikings a haul, likely including multiple first-round picks, in order to draft the 2018 Heisman victor. He led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff semifinals. He is now training for the NFL Draft in April and is set to participate in the league's upcoming scouting combine. As Rosenthal notes, the club still can beat any offer that a football team makes, at least in theory, by dangling a guaranteed Major League Baseball contract on top of the Major League Baseball draft bonus money that Murray presently stands to sacrifice.

Just minutes before, Oakland manager Bob Melvin had said that the A's remained "cautiously optimistic" that Murray would pick baseball and would report with the team's position players Saturday.

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