The Oakland A's had hoped that 2018 first-round pick Kyler Murray would report to spring training, but that's clearly not going to happen.
Relating to the Patriots, they will always be interested in quarterbacks as long as Tom Brady is still on the roster since they need to find an eventual replacement. Football provides more upfront money if he's a first round pick, and there is a lot more marketability in the NFL for a star quarterback.
Murray was already slated to attend the NFL Scouting Combine at the end of February, where he'll be one of the most watched prospects.
Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts after losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Football has been my love and passion my entire live.
Murray made no mention of the A's or baseball in his statement.
That will not happen now, with the next crucial step in Murray's National Football League push coming at the NFL's scouting combine at the end of the month.
The Texan recorded 4,361 passing yards and 1,001 rushing yards with 54 touchdowns in 14 games in his final season with the Oklahoma Sooners a year ago.
As of now, no team in the top five is expected to go after a QB (although you never know.) Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins has been regarded as the top quarterback, and that may ultimately remain the case. According to Vacchiano, the Giants prefer to stick to established measurables they have for a prototypical quarterback, and Murray falls short in that regard.