Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray is reportedly leaning toward entering the 2019 NFL draft and playing football next season rather than immediately pursuing a baseball career with the Oakland Athletics, who selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft.

On Wednesday, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller reported on the latest edition of the Stick To Football podcast that talk about Murray staying with football has been "heating up."

Fellow podcast host Connor Rogers added "over these last 10 days it has gotten as real as it possibly can" in regards to the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner trying to play in the NFL.

Murray is coming off a junior season with the Sooners that saw him win college football's top individual honor. He completed 69 percent of his throws for 4,361 yards with 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He added 1,001 rushing yards and 12 scores on the ground.