Philadelphia Eagles: 6 Signings that failed over the years
DeMarco Murray, RB
DeMarco Murray wasn’t the first lousy signing by Chip Kelly, and he surely wasn’t the last. Back in 2015, Murray was coming off of an impressive 1,854-yards, 13 touchdown season. As the league’s rushing champ, he expected the Dallas Cowboys to empty the safe for him. Unfortunately, Murray did not receive a contract that he liked. In fact, he was so disappointed in the Cowboys offer that he decided to would move to Philly to sign with the Eagles out of spite.
That doesn’t mean Murray took any type of discount, though. The veteran back ended up inking a massive contract worth $40 million over five years. Murray ended up only sticking around for one season though, as he demanded a trade after his single-season in an Eagles uniform.
Some say that the Eagles didn’t utilize Murray correctly. Others will say that Murray simply just didn’t want to be here. Honestly, both assumptions are valid, and it was clear that he did not belong on the Eagles. Trading Murray after that lone season was undoubtedly the right move. He might’ve had a comeback season with the Tennesee Titans the following year in 2016, but as of now, he is jobless on the free agency market.