Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles chose DeMarco Murray over LeSean McCoy back in March, trading McCoy away to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso and, two days later, signing Murray to a five-year, $42 million deal.
At least one NFL executive believes they made the wrong choice.
In a recent piece by Mark Eckel on NJ.com, the unnamed exec says even last year as he ran into Cowboys record books, Murray wasn’t the member of the Cowboys that opposing teams feared. McCoy, on the other hand, was very feared by teams facing the Eagles.
“I'll take McCoy over Murray every time,” the executive said. “When you played the Eagles, you feared McCoy. He was the guy who scared you the most. When you played Dallas, you didn't fear Murray. He's good. But you didn't fear him. You feared Dez (Bryant), or (Tony) Romo, but not Murray.”