Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and Oakland Athletics first-round pick Kyler Murray is on the NFL’s official list of participants for the scouting combine in Indianapolis that begins later this month.
The league officially released the list Thursday, suggesting Murray will participate in the event, which runs from Feb. 26 through March 4. However, Murray has not confirmed that he will attend the combine, nor has he specified yet whether he will choose to play football or baseball.
Murray could attend spring training with the A’s, with position players set to report on Feb. 15.
Making the rounds on radio row before the Super Bowl, Murray said his decision between the two sports was coming “soon, very soon.” He also voiced a desire to play both, but acknowledged the wish as “highly, highly, highly, highly unlikely.”
He declined to answer a number of questions that danced around the subject of which sport he will choose.
Murray signed a minor league deal including a $4.66 million signing bonus after being drafted ninth overall by the A’s in June, but his stellar 2018 season as a quarterback at Oklahoma thrust him into contention to be a first-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
As it has become more apparent that Murray could choose football, the Athletics and Major League Baseball have worked to entice him to stay with baseball. The A’s are reportedly willing to offer Murray a significant raise over his initial contract to get his commitment to baseball, and MLB sent a marketing executive with Oakland’s contingent to meet with Murray in mid-January.
Reports indicate Murray would like a $15 million contract to choose baseball.
–Field Level Media