Eagles Sign DeMarco Murray to Five-Year Deal
The Eagles traded LeSean McCoy to Buffalo, they had interest in Mark Ingram, they signed Frank Gore and then he backed out, they had a deal with Ryan Mathews, but then DeMarco Murray called had said he wanted to come to Philly.
And now he's here.
The Eagles have agreed to terms with former Cowboys running back, Murray gets a five-year, $42 million contract, the deal includes $21 million guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8.4 million.
While I like the move and think, like Gore, Murray is a good fit in Kelly's offense. But one question I have is was Murray's 2014 season a product of Dallas' dominant offensive line?
(Listen to Clarence Hill from the Ft. Worth Star Telegram discuss the reaction in Dallas to DeMarco Murray signing with the Eagles)
Murray is a more north-south runner than McCoy, who used his dynamic style to keep plays alive many times, but it also caused the team to be in too many 2-and-12 situations.
While Murray will not be as dynamic as McCoy, Kelly much rather see a broken play for for one-or-two yards and have 2-and-8 situations than 2-and-12 situations.
One sign that maybe the Eagles are looking to reshape their line started about two weeks ago when they released Todd Herremans, now there is a report that they are looking to deal left guard Evan Mathis.
Like everything with the Eagles with Chip in Charles, don't sleep.