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Kyler Murray Chooses Football, Risking Long-term Injuries For Short-term Benefits

On Monday, Kyler Murray released a statement saying he fully intends to be an NFL quarterback. In doing so, Murray is making a decision with major short-term financial benefits, putting aside any long-term injury risks.

Murray stated in a tweet, “Football has been my love and passion my entire life. 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. I have started an extensive training program to further prepare myself for upcoming NFL workouts and interviews. I eagerly await the opportunity to continue to prove to NFL decision makers that I am the franchise QB in this draft.”

In the 2018 MLB draft, the Oakland A’s picked Murray 9th overall, but following today’s statement it appears his football/baseball dilemma is over.

Going into the 2019 NFL draft, the Oklahoma QB has top 10 pick potential, which if that’s the case the short-term financial upside is worthwhile.

According to Spotrac, the NFL’s sixth pick is worth 4 years $25.5 million with a guaranteed $16.5 million signing bonus, which more than exceeds Oakland’s current $4.66 million deal.

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