Kyler Murray appears to be nearing a decision.
The Heisman Trophy winning quarterback told NFL Network he’ll decided whether to play professional football or baseball “very soon.” Murray has entered this year’s NFL Draft and was also a first-round selection of the A’s in 2018.
“Right now, I’m just working out,” Murray told NFL Network on Thursday. “For me, I’m just taking it one day at a time. And that’s what I’m doing right now.”
Murray was also asked if he enjoyed hitting a home run or throwing a touchdown pass more.
“You don’t hit as many home runs as you throw touchdowns, so I’d have to go with hitting a home run,” Murray said. “Because you got bragging rights on that pitcher. You did that. Nobody else helped you do that.
“Anybody who’s played football and baseball would probably say hitting a home run.”
Murray agreed to contract with the A’s in June 2018 that paid him a $4.66 million signing bonus. Despite entering the NFL draft, Murray could still elect to play baseball professionally instead of football.