Kyler Murray has been planning on joining the Oakland A's in January after his senior season at Oklahoma is complete, but NFL scouts are interested in him as a pro quarterback.
Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both suggested Murray would be a first-round pick in the NFL draft, if he pursued football.
In an interview with ESPN, his agent Scott Boras was steadfast that Murray will be playing baseball once Oklahoma's football season ends.
"In good faith that organization did something very unique. Never done before," Boras said of the A's. "So, [Murray] is going to reward the Oakland A's and their owners, fans, by executing the agreement to its truest intent and now continue his baseball career."
"I feel like I could play in the NFL, but as far as giving it up, as of now, yeah, that's the plan," Murray said Monday, when asked about his future. Pressed if anything could change his mind, he wavered. "I can't ... I don't have any words for you," he said.