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Kyler Murray eager to show that he is ‘the franchise QB in this draft’

Kyler Murray has made his decision.

The reigning Heisman Trophy winner is going to pursue a professional career in the NFL, rather than MLB, he announced on social media.

“Moving forward, I am firmly and fully committing my life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback,” Murray said in a statement. “Football has been my love and passion my entire life. I was raised to play QB, and I very much look forward to dedicating 100 percent of myself to being the best QB possible and winning NFL championships.

“I have started an extensive training program to further prepare myself for upcoming NFL workouts and interviews. I eagerly await the opportunity to continue to prove to NFL decision makers that I am the franchise QB in this draft.”

Murray is coming off a sensational season at Oklahoma, and some believe he is the best quarterback prospect in this year’s class. But the biggest knock has been his size as a sub-6-foot quarterback and how that may translate to the pro game.

But Murray is all-in on football, spurning MLB’s Oakland A’s. The A’s drafted him ninth overall in the MLB Draft last season, and agreed to let him continue his college football career for one season with the believe that he’d report to spring training this month.

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