Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray Commits To NFL; Spurns MLB, Oakland A's

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Former Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray has committed to the NFL, bypassing a baseball career. 

"Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback," Murray wrote on Twitter. "Football has been my love and passion my entire life. I was rasied 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 NFL decision makers that I am the franchise QB in this draft."

Multiple reports came out last week that Murray, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, would attend the NFL combine, leading to speculation that he was choosing a career in the NFL. 

Murray, who was drafted by the Oakland A's in the first round of the draft last June, will return $1.29 million of the $1.5 million in signing bonus money he received last year, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports.

Murray will reportedly forfeit the remaining $3.16 million of the signing bonus. Oakland will retain his rights by placing him on the restricted list.