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The Heisman Trophy winning Oklahoma quarterback, formerly a three-time state champion at Allen, said in a statement on Twitter that he's planning to pursue football, not baseball.

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. He ran for 1,001 yards and another 12 scores, posting the second-best passer efficiency rating in FBS history.

Now that Murray won't be joining Oakland - he was due to report to spring training on Friday - his focus will shift to the National Football League scouting combine in Indianapolis which begins February 26.

The A's will retain Murray's rights, so they don't get a compensatory draft pick in next year's draft.

Based on Murray's answer, he is all in on the National Football League, which spells bad news for the Athletics who will be losing out on a talented baseball player.

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Nadler then said his time was expired and recognized Collins to begin his questioning. Swalwell: The president has called him conflicted.

Murray's sparkling athleticism and all-around skillset led the Oakland Athletics to select him No. 9 overall in the 2018 MLB Draft. But we all know how that turned out.

But Murray was as good as any player in college football last season, throwing for 4,631 yards, rushing for 1,001 yards and amassing 54 total touchdowns.

Although NFL talent evaluators gravitate toward taller quarterbacks, the success of stars such as Russell Wilson (at 5-11) and Baker Mayfield (generously listed at 6-1) have caused some NFL scouts to reconsider that preference.

"Things have certainly changed since the draft", Billy Beane, Oakland's executive vice president of baseball operations, said before the announcement. The team clearly values his future, particularly since there's no compensation for losing him, but Murray is also a long way from being a big league contributor. "Something like that is something that is part of our private discussions".

Murray will be one of the top quarterback prospects of the 2019 draft and will get a chance to exhibit his skills at the NFL combine February 26-March 4 in Indianapolis and subsequent workouts for NFL talent evaluators ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft on April 25-27 in Nashville.


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