Money aside, DeMarco's Murray one season with the Philadelphia Eagles was a disaster. That partly explains why there won't be a sequel.
The Eagles are reportedly trading the veteran running back to the RB-needy Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Tennessee finalizing deal for Eagles RB DeMarco Murray, league sources tell ESPN. Trade expected to be complete for new league year Weds
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2016
After rushing for a league-high 1,845 yards with the Dallas Cowboys in 2014, Murray signed as a free agent with the Eagles one year ago. The thought was that the talented back would shine in coach Chip Kelly's run heavy scheme. Oops. Murray finished with 702 yards, averaging a career-low 3.6 yards per carry. The production wasn't there and the role decreased as the season went along, cratering with only two carries in Week 15 against Arizona. Murray rushed for 63 yards and one touchdown in two games against the Redskins.
What this means for the Eagles: That Philadelphia could move Murray is something of a miracle considering he's guaranteed his full $7 million salary for 2016. The Eagles, who are clearly in purge mode after the Kelly era, would have suffered a $13 million cap hit by waiving him. Ryan Mathews supplanted Murray as the primary back late in the season while Darren Sproles provides the big play spark.
What this means for fantasy football: The good news for Murray is that there isn't much competition in Tennessee. Former undrafted runner Antonio Andrews finished the season as the starter after Bishop Sankey flamed out and rookie David Cobb never got going. Murray probably isn't a consistent 3-down back anymore, but he's caught at least 44 passes over the last three seasons. Second-year quarterback Marcus Mariota will love that option in the passing game.
Another plus for Murray may come with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. With less than two months before the late April NFL Draft, the consensus in mock draft circles has the Titans selecting Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.
None of this means Murray is back among the elite fantasy football RB options -- meaning his time with the Cowboys; I didn't buy him with the Eagles -- but this should lead to positive vibes at least in the sleeper category. That didn't seem likely just yesterday.