NORMAN, Okla. — Two-sport star Kyler Murray struck a deal with the Oakland Athletics worth nearly $5 million, according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman. As part of the deal, he’ll play football this fall for the Sooners.

That’s been his plan since transferring to OU from Texas A&M, to succeed Baker Mayfield as the starting quarterback and play for at least one season. Now, it’s turned into only one season.

"As Kyler and I discussed prior to the Major League Baseball Draft, we're excited to have him here with us for this upcoming football season,” Riley said this week. “We're looking forward to getting him back around our team this summer, and he's excited to get into workouts and help us continue to pursue another championship. We're also equally excited for his opportunity with Major League Baseball and being the ninth pick in the draft. It's a great honor for him and he's going to have some great options going forward."

Murray was seen as the best all-around athlete in the draft and a “Rickey Henderson type,” according to a scout who Heyman spoke with.

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He somewhat shockingly shot up draft boards prior to last night and ultimately found himself as a Top 10 pick. He did so because of a monster season that saw him slash .352/.441/.606. Murray finished second on the team with 10 homers and 10 stolen bases. His 46 runs scored tied for third on the club and 13 doubles stood fourth.

As the No. 9 selection, his “slot value” $4.7 million. That means he’ll be the third-highest paid person in the Big 12, behind Texas head coach Tom Herman ($5.5 million) and TCU head coach Gary Patterson ($5.1 million). Riley is expected to get a raise, but made $3.1 million in his first season at the helm.

“A little jittery just cuz, you know, I found out on the plane, kind of blindsided with the news,” Murray said. “But [I’m] blessed, thankful and grateful for them selecting me at No. 9.”

Murray found out about his destination to the A’s when teammate Lane Ramsey’s dad informed him and he shared the news with the Sooner outfielder/quarterback. He was, of course, rightfully so grinning ear to ear.

“Yeah, obviously,” Murray said. “I mean, it’s a great opportunity, something I’ve dreamed of my whole life, playing professional sports or having the opportunity. And for this day to come is obviously a testament to all the hard work, all the people in my life that have helped me.”

One person that wasn’t surprised is analyst Harold Reynolds. The former Major Leaguer and ESPN broadcaster said prior to the start of the draft he’d take Murray No. 1 overall.

“Well I’ll tell you what, Kyler Murray, he put up some big numbers this year,” Reynolds said. “I’m telling you, this would’ve been my No. 1 pick. And I think the big thing you look at, again, the difference with the scouts: Was he going to play quarterback at Oklahoma this fall or not? How fast is he? Well, he flies, put it that way – he runs 4.20-4.30 in the 40. But he’s electric, the explosion, the ability to get off, he had 10 steals this year.”

The Sooners will be in good hands with him as the likely starting quarterback, too. Murray keyed an opening possession touchdown drive on Senior Day against West Virginia last season in a 59-31 victory.