3 NFL contenders that should sign DeMarco Murray

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 24: DeMarco Murray /
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FOXBOROUGH, MA – JANUARY 21: Leonard Fournette
FOXBOROUGH, MA – JANUARY 21: Leonard Fournette /

1. Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars made the postseason for the first time in 10 years and they are expected to be a contender for several years to come.

They have a roster filled with young talent on both sides of the ball and one of their most talented players is running back Leonard Fournette. Last year Fournette rushed for 1,040 yards, becoming the first Jacksonville back to surpass the 1,000-yard mark since 2011.

He carried the ball 268 times, seventh most in the league and joined Mevlin Gordon as the only two running backs in the top-ten who averaged less than four yards a carry.

Last season, veteran back-up Chris Ivory provided Fournette with some support and carried the ball over 100 times. Ivory was released by the Jaguars after signing a five-year deal with the team in 2016. In March, Ivory signed with the Buffalo Bills and he is expected to have a similar role with the Bills as he did with the Jaguars.

Despite a great start to his NFL career, Fournette only played in 13 games and battled to stay healthy. With Ivory gone, it is safe to assume Fournette’s workload will increase and he needs support behind him

Jacksonville had the opportunity to sign DeMarco Murray in 2015, but the asking price was way too high. Fast forward three-years later and uniting the two sides makes too much sense. Murray would be cheap, provide support for Fournette and both sides want a championship.