Athletics Expect Heisman Winner Kyler Murray To Enter NFL Draft

Ross Houston
January 10, 2019

With a report that Oklahoma QB and Heisman Trophy victor Kyler Murray may enter the NFL Draft, the Internet was abuzz with where he might go.

"Kyler is a freak", Kingsbury said.

The Cardinals on Wednesday hired the former Texas Tech coach to take over, hoping he can sprinkle some of his offensive fairy dust on a team that finished dead last in the National Football League in points and yards gained. Some pundits have him as a possible first-round pick.

Should he elect to play football over baseball, Murray would forfeit the entire $4.66-million signing bonus he received after the Athletics drafted him ninth overall this past June. However, having just won the Heisman at Oklahoma and with the idea of what a starting quarterback in the NFL can be and look like, the 5'10 (listed) Murray may have more of a shot at being a high NFL Draft pick than he would've been five years ago. "I've followed him since he was a sophomore in high school and just think the world of him and what he can do on a football field". He's phenomenal. I've never seen him have a bad outing, not one. Arizona still sees him as a franchise cornerstone and brought in QB whisperer Kingsbury to unlock his potential. Which at quarterback, that's impossible to do. "I know he's signed up to play baseball, but he is a dominant football player, and I would take him with the first pick".

Murray was the first athlete in history to be selected to the Under Armour All-American game in both football and baseball. Seems like Kingsbury will have his chance to put his money where his mouth is and take Murray. Kingsbury was sacked by Texas Tech after three straight losing seasons, and he was hired as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, who just so happen to have the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. Josh Rosen, the quarterback who was chosen 10th overall in last year's draft.

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