QB Murray meeting with A’s; Cards coach walks back ‘top pick’ talk

By | January 13, 2019

QB Murray meeting with A’s; Cards coach walks back ‘top pick’ talk … The Oakland A’s are reportedly holding a last-ditch meeting with Oklahoma junior QB Kyler Murray this afternoon, presumably hoping to convince their opening round pick at last spring’s MLB draft, to stick with baseball. The A’s believe that Murray, this year’s Heisman Trophy winner, will announce later today or tomorrow that he will put his name in for the 2019 NFL draft where he could very well shake up the top ten picks. One story that circulated almost immediately after word came down that Murray was in fact considering entering the upcoming football draft, was that Arizona, which holds the #1 pick, could consider taking Murray with the first overall pick and then look to trade QB Josh Rosen, who suffered through an up-and-down rookie season after the Cardinals selected him with the 10th pick at the 2018 NFL draft. That story got legs in part as a result of comments made by new Cardinals’ head coach Kliff Kingsbury who called Murray a ‘freak’ whom he’d happily take with the #1 pick. Of course, that was before Kingsbury actually had the #1 and in his introductory press conference in Phoenix indicated that the situation had obviously ‘changed.’ Kingsbury also had plenty of positive things to say about Rosen, in particular, the latter’s competitiveness. In the end, though, Kingsbury also didn’t rule out any bold moves at the position, although that may largely reflect that the fact that at this time the Cardinals really don’t know what they are going to do. Stay tuned!