Oakland A's 1st round pick Kyler Murray declares for National Football League draft

BREAKING: Kyler Murray Chooses Football Over Baseball, Enters NFL Draft

The decision was signed off on by the A's, who selected Murray with the ninth overall pick in last year's Major League Baseball draft and signed the 21-year-old Bedford, TX to a $4.66 million deal. If he is selected in the first round, he is likely to get more than that - perhaps even more than what Lamar Jackson got when he was selected 32nd overall by the Baltimore Ravens with $4.968 million.

Well, he was drafted with the first pick overall by the Cleveland Browns, won the starting job a couple games in and proceeded to lead Cleveland to an almost-winning record - a tremendous feat considering the Browns didn't win a game the previous season - and breaking the National Football League record for touchdown passes for a rookie (27) in the process.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. But Murray comes off a season where he threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns while rushing for 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns. And Murray certainly has the potential to be one of the faces of the NFL.

While Murray's on-field play has been exemplary, the young prospect did have off-field issues to address when, the day after he won the Heisman Trophy, it was revealed he had posted tweets as a 15-year-old that contained an anti-gay slur.

About whether Murray, who has yet to decide if he will play football or baseball at the professional level, should replace Eli Manning, Barkley said, "That's above my pay grade".

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The possibility existed Oakland could offer more money by putting him on the 40-man major league roster.

Above all else, Murray would be a far cry from the type of quarterback the Giants have had throughout their history, and especially during the Eli Manning era.

Murray's road to his National Football League draft choice was a winding one from his prep days in suburban Dallas.

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