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Dolphins rumors: Kyler Murray ‘would make a lot of sense’ for Miami

Dolphins rumors: Kyler Murray ‘would make a lot of sense’ for Miami”

The Oklahoma Sooners Heisman victor announced Monday on Twitter that that he was "firmly and fully committing" his life to "becoming an National Football League quarterback". "I was raised to play QB and I very much look forward to dedicating 100% of myself to being the best QB possible and winning NFL Championships". If Kyler Murray truly in his heart wanted to play professional football instead of professional baseball, then nothing Oakland or Rob Manfred or anyone else could have offered was going to sway him away from the sport he loves.

After transferring to Oklahoma from Texas A&M, Murray was the Sooners' backup quarterback behind Heisman victor and future No. 1 NFL pick Baker Mayfield for the 2017 football season.

Murray is a projected first-round pick in April's draft and will nearly certainly become the first athlete to be drafted in the first round of both the National Football League and MLB. They reportedly met with Murray in an effort to ensure he chose baseball, but the 21-year-old announced last week he would attend this month's NFL Scouting Combine.

Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders played football and baseball, but both men played less demanding positions: Jackson was a running back and Sanders a cornerback. Only time will tell who Murray will be drafted by and try to build a career with.

Back in June, the A's took a big swing and drafted Murray with the No. 9 overall selection in the MLB Draft.

Kyler Murray was seen as a future star by the A's.

Murray has already begun training in preparation for April's NFL Draft, his statement said.

However, it's not too surprising, considering the success Murray had at Oklahoma. He is now training for the NFL Draft in April and is set to participate in the league's upcoming scouting combine. More specifically, ESPN's Jeff Passan tweets that Murray will return $1.29MM of the $1.5MM of his signing bonus that has been paid out to him so far. Although the A's were hoping he'd choose baseball, they were increasingly pessimistic the longer his locker in their spring-training clubhouse sat empty.

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.



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