Murray Announces Intent to Play Football
NORMAN – Kyler Murray has announced his intent to play football, Tweeting from his personal account Monday:
"Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback. 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."
The announcement set the sports world abuzz. Here is some of the reaction from social media:
Kyler Murray has apparently made his choice. pic.twitter.com/7DXhHxX5lG— ESPN (@espn) February 11, 2019
Kyler Murray was a 1st round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) February 11, 2019
He could become the first athlete in history to be selected in the 1st round of both the @MLB Draft and the @NFL Draft@OU_Athletics #NFLDraft @TheKylerMurray @nflnetwork
Kyler Murray pro day: March 13— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 8, 2019
Start of free agency: March 13
If you have one day to take off of work, put it in now.
Kyler comp... thoughts? pic.twitter.com/9FffkDHZoa— Todd McShay (@McShay13) February 7, 2019
First five picks in my Mock Draft 1.0 for the 2019 class:— Mel Kiper Jr. (@MelKiperESPN) January 17, 2019
1. Cardinals: Nick Bosa, DE
2. 49ers: Josh Allen, OLB
3. Jets: Quinnen Williams, DT
4. Raiders: Greedy Williams, CB
5. Bucs: Jonah Williams, OT/OGhttps://t.co/tMY7AY9uRU
#Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray, who was fully committed to baseball as of December (https://t.co/l4vNr4GE16) now could become the first player to be drafted in the first round of the NFL and MLB drafts, per @NFLResearch. The Combine should be fun— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 11, 2019
More on @TheKylerMurray's future here: https://t.co/1B6LMv9EMs. He's now officially the most interesting draft prospect in the class. And one that I assume will be fairly polarizing over the next two months. pic.twitter.com/Aq2PCE878E— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 11, 2019
Show and prove what we already know. https://t.co/WLrZmRXXIJ— Lee Morris (@BeastLee80) February 11, 2019
Good for you Kyler. Good luck with your prep and the entire process. Much like Bake last year, someone is about to pick up a difference maker and franchise QB in this years draft. Don't be the guy that passes on him. https://t.co/BKb4TvlxCo— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) February 11, 2019
You are a special athlete my man...Can't wait to see where you land and then see you flourish at the next level https://t.co/8kde3eYSoH— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) February 11, 2019