Last night, several top executives of the Oakland A’s met with Kyler Murray in an attempt to convince him to play baseball with them next season.
Top A’s executives, a marketing executive from MLB and others met Sunday afternoon with Murray in Dallas, sources told ESPN, to better understand what it would take for Murray to forgo a football career and to sell him on playing baseball full time. Murray is expected to declare for the NFL draft before Monday’s deadline, though doing so would not preclude him from agreeing to a new deal with the A’s.
Murray agreed to a minor league deal with a $4.66 million signing bonus after Oakland took him with the ninth pick in the 2018 draft. The A’s allowed him to return to the University of Oklahoma, where he put up historic numbers at quarterback and won the Heisman Trophy.
According to report by WFAA reporter Murray demanded $15 million from the As to play baseball next season or else he was going to enter the NFL draft.
It appears that the As passed on Murray’s ultimatum because today he declared for the NFL draft today.
Murray’s final decision will probably come next month before Spring Training decisions have to be made.