DeMarco Murray and Chase Utley, two Philadelphia sports legends retiring.
Well, we didn’t get official word from Utley yet, but Murray made his announcement a little while ago:
DeMarco Murray officially announces his retirement on NFL Live.pic.twitter.com/1RPIChMExS
— LeadingNFL ™ (@LeadingNFL) July 13, 2018
The 30-year-old running back was a three-time Pro Bowler who logged more than 7,000 yards on the ground over the course of seven NFL seasons. He was coming off a ridiculous 1,845 yard, 13 touchdown campaign in Dallas when he joined the Eagles as part of Chip Kelly’s 2015 overhaul.
Murray was a big disappointment in Philly, mostly because Chip insisted on running him sideways out of the shotgun instead of just letting him go north/south from under center. He finished with 702 yards and six scores that year and was shipped off to Tennessee when Chip was fired.
Ironically, Murray had one of his best games in the 2015 finale, when he ripped off a 54 yard touchdown run under the watchful eye of interim head coach Pat Shumur. He ran for 100 yards only once as an Eagle and was more or less a square peg/round hole fit for Chip’s “high powered” offense.
Behold, his 2015 game log: