A’s, Kyler Murray officially agree to terms on deal with reported $4.6M bonus
The Athletics have agreed to terms with their 2018 first-round draft pick, outfielder Kyler Murray, who also plays quarterback at Oklahoma, the MLB team announced Friday.
Murray’s contract included a roughly $4.6 million signing bonus, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, and will allow him to play football this fall at Oklahoma.
It is not uncommon for players to play both college football and professional baseball at the same time. The seasons are during different times of the year and several men have done it in the past.
Even NFL players have done it. Russell Wilson played in the minors for the Rangers while starting at quarterback for the Seahawks.
Magee spent part of last season with the Falcons, playing in two games. He was also on their practice squad last year.
He has also spent time with the Ravens, Rams, Seahawks, and Browns.
In 2015, Kramer survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound after buying a SIG Sauer 9mm weeks earlier. The bullet traveled through his chin, tongue, sinus cavities and exited from the top of his head. He spent nine months in recovery and had a cranioplasty to fix a chunk of his skull. He also received brain rehab at two clinics after being released from the hospital.
Kramer told the Detroit Free Press in 2016 that he doesn’t believe his depression is linked to football, saying he was not diagnosed with concussions during his career. At the time, Kramer said he believed he had been clinically depressed since his early playing days and treated himself with antidepressants sporadically after retiring following a forgettable 1999 season in San Diego.