About a week after Julian Edelman accepted his Super Bowl LIII MVP trophy from commissioner Roger Goodell, another college quarterback took center stage. On social media, at least.
Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, the 2018 recipient of the Heisman Trophy, announced on Twitter that he will be passing up millions of dollars to begin spring training with the Oakland A's and instead is committing to football.
That's a big deal because in the week leading up to the Super Bowl, Murray did a mini-media tour and seemed to have very little idea as to whether or not he wanted to play football. Speaking to both Dan Patrick and Rich Eisen to peddle Gatorade two weeks ago, he refused to answer questions about his football-playing future.
With Murray's recent vow to commit himself to football, NFL scouts and decision-makers can begin the process of putting what seemed like a lukewarm love of football -- typically a Cardinal sin among evaluators -- to the side.
Murray's height might be tougher for teams to embrace.
THE KYLER MURRAY QUESTION
He is without a doubt one of the most talented passers in this year's draft class. He's accurate. He has the ability to create chunk gains through the air outside of structure, using his athleticism and strong arm to create. He's a pass-first player, but he's fast enough to get out into the open field and run for yardage when nothing is there.
With only one year as a starter at Oklahoma under his belt, Murray's touchdown to interception ratio was 42-to-7. His yards per attempt figure was 11.6. His completion percentage was 69.0. Add it all up and Murray is considered by some to be the only legitimate first-round talent at his position outside of Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins. Most experts believe Murray is worthy of a top-50 pick, at least.
The issue? He's expected to measure in at the combine at about 5-foot-9 and about 190 pounds.