Oklahoma QB Murray gets $5 million from A's

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, shown during the Sooners' spring game, has agreed to a $5-million deal with the Oakland A's.Photo: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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Even if he is injured playing quarterback for Oklahoma this season, Kyler Murray's financial future is secure.

Murray reached agreement with the Oakland Athletics on a contract worth in the neighborhood of $5 million, according to media reports, after the A's made him the ninth pick of Major League Baseball's free agent draft on Monday.

The deal allows Murray, who has two years of football eligibility remaining, to play only this fall for the Sooners before joining the A's organization.

The slot value for the ninth pick in the MLB draft is $4.765 million.

Murray, who backed up Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield last football season, is an outfielder who batted in the cleanup spot for Oklahoma's baseball team this year.

If Murray meets his 12-hour academic requirement, he will keep his athletic scholarship.