On Wednesday, sources told the Oakland Athletics that Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray would indeed declare for the National Football League draft. With so the options limited unlike last year's draft, the team might have received some good news on Wednesday night as one of the best quarterbacks in college football is reportedly declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft. "I've followed him since he was a sophomore in high school and just think the world of him and what he can do on a football field". And that could mean Rosen's job is in danger. "All I know is Kyler has a tremendous opportunity to be a great baseball player and he knows that".
Conversely, the No. 32 overall selection in last year's National Football League draft, Lamar Jackson, signed a four-year, $9,471,648 contract with the Ravens and quickly ascended to the starter's role in Baltimore.
Not only did Rosen post the second-lowest completion percentage (55.2) of all 33 qualifying quarterbacks in his rookie season, but his new coach Kliff Kingsbury is a big Murray admirer. Murray threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns against Nick Saban's defense. The Texas native batted.296 with 13 doubles, 10 home runs, a.954 OPS and 10 stolen bases for the Sooners baseball team, which led to him becoming a top-10 pick.
The Cardinals new coach has good reason to like the Heisman victor, but he's apparently a fan of Rosen as well.
"He'll be a first round pick", said one GM in a text to Mike Florio.
The A's let Murray play college football in the fall, and he exploded with a season that culminated in him winning the Heisman Trophy.
There is no right or wrong answer and even though we all have opinions on it, it is his decision to make and for now it appears he is choosing the NFL.