DeMarco Murray, the NFL’s leading rusher last season, is about to become a Philadelphia Eagle, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The former Oklahoma Sooner comes with a hefty price tag, but he does not come without value. For the Eagles, they strengthen a position of need, but at the same time, strike a big blow to a divisional opponent. Running behind Dallas’ offensive line, arguably the best in football, Murray amassed 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns. He carried the ball a career high 392 times, quite a workload for a player who completed his first full season without missing a game.
The soon-to-be former Cowboy has missed 11 games in his four seasons with Dallas. With workload and injuries a concern, the Eagles could still sign Ryan Mathews, who was in Philadelphia earlier today, but did not sign his contract offer. It’s a strange twist of fate for the Eagles, as just days ago, it appeared that the running back duties belonged to Mathews.
Regardless of what the Eagles decide to do with Ryan Mathews, and vice versa, Philadelphia added a running back in DeMarco Murray who has rushed for 4,526 yards and 28 touchdowns. He is also a decent option out of the backfield, compiling 171 receptions for 1200 yards, including back-to-back 50+ catch seasons.
It should be noted that Murray has not yet signed his contract with the Eagles, and the numbers are speculative. Keep it tuned here for the latest news regarding DeMarco Murray and the Eagles…