For a time, there was seemingly no doubt that Kyler Murray would be a part of the Oakland A’s organization. He was selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, and appeared to be ready to embark on his professional baseball journey. However, he wanted to get football out of his system, playing one more season at the University of Oklahoma.
That season ended up being better than anyone could have imagined. Murray dominated en route to winning the Heisman Trophy, causing him to declare for the NFL Draft. He reneged on his commitment to the A’s, and instead was selected with the first overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals.