Agent: Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray won’t play pro football
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray was bestowed college football’s greatest honor this weekend. The new Heisman Trophy winner beat out heavy hitters Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa (1,871) and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins (783) for the award. Murray exploded for 4,053 passings yards and 40 TDs this season, and follows to path of Baker Mayfield to the award.
But Murray reportedly won’t be following Mayfield to the NFL. Murray is a also a baseball star and according to his baseball agent, Scott Boras, he has already committed to playing baseball.
“Kyler has agreed and the A’s agreed to a baseball contract that gave him permission to play college football through the end of the collegiate season,” Boras told NFL.com this week. “After that, he is under contract to play baseball. That is not a determination to make. It’s already done.”
Murray was already picked 9th overall in the 2018 draft after hitting .296 with 10 homeruns for the Sooners this season. He was asked at pre-Hesiman media availability about the possibility of also playing football. “I’d like to do both, if possible,” Murray said. “But I don’t know how possible that is.” Boras says it is not.
Murray is on track to become the thrid Heisman Trophy winner to also play professionalbaseball, following in the footsteps of Bo Jackson and 1952 winner Vic Janowicz