We're back again with the latest Kyler Murray update.
A's fans everywhere only have to endure the "what if's" until Monday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. PT at the latest -- that's the deadline for underclassmen football players to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
What will it be: baseball, football, or both?
Despite a previous rumor that there "were rumblings" Murray would play both baseball and football next season, it's reportedly not going to happen.
Susan Slusser and Henry Schulman of The Chronicle reported Wednesday that a source with knowledge of the situation said Murray "will have to pick one sport because the demands of learning and playing quarterback in the NFL would preclude him from playing professional baseball."
Beyond the fact that he will be even more susceptible to injury if he were to choose both sports, he will also have to train himself to adjust quickly to baseball and football each season.
Yes, we know -- this has been done before, but the demands of playing quarterback and adjusting to big league pitching in 2019 are likely too much for any one person to handle.
A source also told The Chronicle that "should Murray stick with his original intent to play baseball, he has been invited to A's big-league camp this spring."
Although the Heisman Trophy winner has contractual obligations with the green and gold, the thought of being a starting NFL quarterback must be pretty alluring.
So which sport will it be?
Murray's agent, Scott Boras has said multiple times, he will play baseball.
But talk of Murray entering the NFL draft instead is "heating up."
Matt Miller of Bleacher Report said recently if quarterbacks such as Lamar Jackson of the Ravens can be drafted in the first round, why can't Murray?
He could be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, but that's not as guaranteed as the $4.66 million signing bonus he already received from the A's.
So now, the wait continues. But it's finally becoming real as the final days for him to make a decision are on the horizon.