On January 14 2019 — 2019 – Kyler Murray, Oakland’s top pick in the 2018 amateur draft and winner of the Heisman Trophy as a star quarterback for the University of Oklahoma, announces that he has declared for the upcoming NFL draft hours before the midnight ET limit for doing so. He is expected to be selected early in the first round, but the A’s could still convince him to forgo a football career by sweetening the contract they reached with him last summer.


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