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Dave Caldwell says Eagles offer to DeMarco Murray exceeded Jaguars offer by over $2 million a year

The Jacksonville Jaguars were certainly interested in signing DeMarco Murray this offseason. However, they apparently weren’t nearly as interested as the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said Monday that Philadelphia’s offer to Murray far exceeded their own.

Caldwell said the Jaguars exceeded the original ceiling they had set aside to pursue Murray, but the Eagles came back with more. How much more? Caldwell was asked if it was more than $1-2 million a year.

“More than that,” Caldwell said.

Murray’s deal with the Eagles is worth $40 million over five seasons, or $8 million a year. Taking Caldwell’s words at face value, Jacksonville’s offer to Murray would have been less than $6 million a year.

The Jaguars wanted Murray but the Eagles blew their offer out of the water.