Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray now has a Heisman Trophy on his resume, a somewhat surprising highlight to one of the most star-studded seasons in college football. And according to his baseball agent, college is where his football career will end.
Scott Boras, who negotiated Murray's $4.66 million baseball contract this summer after he was selected No. 9 overall in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Oakland A's, told NFL.com that there is no uncertainty when it comes to Murray's future.
"Kyler has agreed and the A's agreed to a baseball contract that gave him permission to play college football through the end of the collegiate season," Boras said this week over the phone. "After that, he is under contract to play baseball. That is not a determination to make. It's already done."
In short, his future is in baseball.
Saturday night, Murray won the award as the nation's best college football player with 2,167 points over Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa (1,871) and Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins (783). He threw for more than 4,000 yards with 40 TDs for Oklahoma, following in Baker Mayfield's footsteps in winning the award. Murray's Sooners and Tagovailoa's Crimson Tide will face each other in the College Football Playoff in a few weeks.