Kyler Murray is control of his own future. The projected starting quarterback of the Oklahoma football team wa selected with the No. 9 overall pick of the 2018 MLB Draft, but that is not expected to stop him from playing football for the Sooners during the upcoming season.
Shortly after he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics, who will be paying him nearly $5 million dollars after making the top ten pick, Murray announced that the franchise is 100 percent on board with his decision to play football.
“I made Murray confirm that he said, I will be playing football this year. Kyler’s response? ‘Confirmed.’ Said he’s already discussed with the A’s,” ESPN college football writer Jake Trotter wrote on Twitter.
Murray has seen limited time on the field during his first two years with Oklahoma, but now he is ready to take over an offense that was previously led by Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield.
During the 2017 campaign, Murray had thrown for 359 yards and three touchdowns in limited action. Throughout his time in Norman, the 5-foot-10 native of Allen, Texas has thrown for 1,045 yards, 8 touchdowns and 7 picks.
Oklahoma kicks off its 2018 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 1 against Lane Kiffin’s FAU Owls.