Kyler Murray has agreed to terms with the Oakland Athletics, the team announced Friday.
As previously reported, the deal allows Murray to play college football this season at Oklahoma. He will then join the Oakland organization, which selected him ninth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft. Murray will pass on his senior season of football for the Sooners.
Murray’s deal reportedly includes close to $5 million in guaranteed money. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser reports that Murray’s signing bonus is close to $4.6 million, which means he’ll make more than Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley this year.
As I reported two days ago, the A’s officially have come to terms with top pick Kyler Murray. He will be at the Coliseum this afternoon to take BP on the field. Signing bonus roughly $4.6 million.
— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) June 15, 2018
Murray is expected to take over as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback in 2018 following the departure of Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Baker Mayfield. Murray completed 17 of 21 passes for 359 yards and 3 touchdowns as Mayfield’s backup last season.
For Oklahoma baseball, Murray hit .296 with 10 home runs, 47 RBI and had a .398 on-base percentage this season.
Oklahoma football opens the 2018 season at home against Florida Atlantic on Sept. 1.