Already a top-10 draft pick of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics, Murray was expected to make the full-time move to the diamond after his historic 2018 campaign for the Sooners.
For good measure, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport did toss some cold water on that by stating he spoke to a Cardinals source who said that trading Rosen was "ludicrous" and "not happening". And on Wednesday, news broke that Murray intends to enter the NFL Draft. The NFL scouting combine begins on February 26.
The report says declaring for the draft does not guarantee Murray will reject his $4.7 million signing bonus he received from the A's, but it increases the chance he will decide to play pro football.
While Murray doesn't strike most as a player the Jags would be interested in with Tom Coughlin running things, it would be foolish to overlook him as a prospect. Murray has a lot more pocket passing skills than you'd expect for a small, athletic quarterback. A source told the Chronicle that it seems like Murray is looking more towards a career in football.
Baseball looks like it will be losing a top athlete to the NFL.
The Cardinals have the first overall pick and the No. 33 pick. And if he does declare for the NFL Draft, there is a growing buzz that he could hear his name called in the first round in April. However, with the league full of teams starving for a franchise quarterback, it is likely Murray will be a first-round pick considering how he performed at the University of Oklahoma. The Indianapolis Colts traded down from the third pick to the sixth pick in last year's draft and added three second-round picks for the trouble.