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MLB Couldn't Stop Kyler Murray From Playing Football, But His Decision Is Cause for Worry

If you’re surprised by Kyler Murray’s decision to pick football over baseball, you shouldn’t be. On Monday afternoon, the Oklahoma product announcied on Twitter that he was “firmly and fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback.” The move ends a saga that started last June, when the Athletics picked No. 9 in the MLB draft, and ramped up as Murray put together a Heisman Trophy-winning season as the Sooners’ quarterback. After Oklahoma lost to Alabama in the Orange Bowl, Murray subsequently declared for the NFL draft while both the A’s and MLB tried frantically to keep him on the baseball path.