How the sports world reacted to Kyler Murray choosing the NFL over MLB

 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  Murray is choosing football  The Heisman Trophy winner announced Monday that he will pursue a career as an NFL quarterback over playing baseball for the A’s pic

twittercom/kGePeWhrId  — Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) February 11, 2019    Murray is a projected first-round pick in April’s draft and will almost certainly become the first athlete to be drafted in the first round of both the NFL and MLB  The former Oklahoma quarterback had been leaning towards football, but his announcement — which came right after A’s exec Billy Beane said no decision had been made — got the sports world buzzing pictwittercom/Yj4ydvmz5I  — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) February 11, 2019   pic twittercom/3bjDxVL8yK  — Doug Dimmadome (@HaveYouSeenADog) February 11, 2019   Kyler Murray: Why I’m leaving The Athletics  — Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) February 11, 2019   Kyler Murray had a choice, stay relevant and follow your passion, or play baseball and… not  He picked the NFL

 — Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 11, 2019   From the moment Kyler Murray looked like a Heisman Trophy-caliber quarterback, the Oakland A’s knew they were longshots to keep him playing baseball This is a bummer for MLB, but it was the likeliest outcome https://tco/nzhFEJeU3T  — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 11, 2019   Billy Beane: “You’re burning more than $4 million ”  Kyler Murray: pictwittercom/Loo0JY74Oe  — Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) February 11, 2019   Kyler Murray makes his choice pic twitter

com/9PAdMoNllW  — 12up (@12upSport) February 11, 2019   I just can’t believe Kyler Murray would choose a first round contract and signing bonus in the NFL over letting the notoriously cheap Oakland A’s manipulate his free agency eligibility for the next half decade  — Chase Ruttig (@ChaseRuttig) February 11, 2019   Billy Beane be like… pictwitter com/snwaM0imMe  — Mike (@nyyanksrdbest) February 11, 2019   MLB was willing to bend rules to convince a kid, who did not have any guarantee of being a star, of choosing baseball over football and failed Not a great look for a sport whose narrative is that young people don’t want to sit through a game anymore https://tco/zUaXutOOG0  — Joon Lee (@joonlee) February 11, 2019   You are a special athlete my man…Can't wait to see where you land and then see you flourish at the next level https://t co/8kde3eYSoH  — Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) February 11, 2019   But don't you want to see where you rank on the #Athletics' 2019 Top 30 Prospects list?  Really though … Best of luck to an incredible athlete https://tco/e6BmpQqV51  — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) February 11, 2019   Awesome Do your thing QB1

https://tco/acnjL6kA0z  — Royce Young (@royceyoung) February 11, 2019    Read more from USA TODAY Sports More!Kyler Murray is the only QB in the 2019 NFL draft class worthy of the No 1 pickKyler Murray chose football right after A's exec Billy Beane said no decision had been madeBrian Hoyer's Amazon and ESPN+ subscriptions helped the Patriots win Super Bowl 53

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