The Athletics were hit with the news today that top 2018 draft choice Kyler Murray
According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription link), the A's still intend to engage with Murray's camp as his NFL draft journey begins.
Though the Heisman Trophy Thing the Heisman Trophy Thing the Heisman Trophy winner is now going to turn on his football. It is definitely possible that Murray will end up being lower than some pundits expect. Regardless where he goes, his earnings will be capped by the NFL draft slotting system, the Oakland Valley
Realistically, there's sure to be a limit as to how much cash the A's will put up to keep Murray off the gridiron. The team clearly values his future, but it is a long way from being a big league contributor. There is a lot of boom-in-the-bust player in the future
It'll definitely be fascinating. will ultimately bid for Murray, if it does indeed attempt to woo him back. Perhaps he won even a second baseball offer if he receives a good NFL franchise.
For the time being, there is still some uncertainty.