DeMarco Murray And Eagles Negotiating Over $42 Million Deal
DeMarco Murray is complicating things even further in Philadelphia with the news that he may be signing a big contract with his current team’s biggest rivals. The Eagles have been making some questionable roster decisions lately, but perhaps this could validate some of that.
He was 2014’s leading rusher as a member of the Dallas Cowboys, and could be the perfect replacement after the Eagles let LeSean McCoy go. However, some people could argue that DeMarco Murray is not an upgrade from LeSean McCoy, and while they are both leaders at what they do, they have taken turns earning the title of leading rusher over the past two seasons.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is expected to sign a five-year, $42 million deal, including $21 million guaranteed with the Philadelphia Eagles after flying to Philadelphia to meet with the Eagles’ staff on Thursday. Of the $21 million, $18 million is guaranteed for skill and injury.
Many people have been questioning the roster changes recently made by Chip Kelly that included releasing DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and the all-star running back LeSean McCoy. However, bringing in Murray could change the mind of some of those people, and Murray took it upon himself to contact Chip Kelly personally, expressing his interest for playing in his spread offense.
In addition to feeling that he fits in with the type of offense that the Eagles run, Murray feels that the Eagles have the best chance to win, and the Eagles also recently picked up his former roommate at Oklahoma, Sam Bradford, which could factor into the decision as well. The two of them were teammates from 2007 until 2009 when Bradford left for the draft and Murray continued to play for the 2010 season.
DeMarco Murray was working with one of the best offensive lines in the league last year as well, but as a member of the Cowboys in 2014, he put up impressive numbers including 1,845 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.