Oklahoma quarterback, Kyler Murray, won the Heisman Trophy and said Monday that he wanted to pursue full-time professional football. Normally, it would not make headlines, but Murray was the first-round pick of Oakland Athletics last June and signed a $ 4.66 million deal with the club. Mike Axisa has already detailed with Murray's decision means for the A in the present.

For the future, however, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the A's are not ready to give up Murray. As noted in the Axisa article cited above, the A retain Murray's rights to baseball. In addition, Rosenthal points out that the A can sign an agreement with Major Leagues Murray if they wish and they are not limited by a limit.

The intriguing scenario here is waiting to see the A where Murray is engaged in the NFL and for how much he signs. The slots in the NFL are bigger than baseball, but they are still capped. In Murray's situation, the A's are no longer capped. They can spend more than any NFL team, regardless of their choice.

Keep this in mind in the days following the NFL draft. We might well see Murray change his mind again, even if it seems like a long shot.

Murray, 21, posted a .296 / .398 / .556 margin with 13 doubles, three triples, 10 homers, 47 RBIs, 46 points and 10 steals in 51 games for the Sooners last spring. He also had four assists. Many scouts believe that he can be a star to five tools in the majors, which is obviously why the A will not leave him for the moment.