While the two teams playing in the 2016 Super Bowl are busy preparing for this weekend's big game, the other teams in the NFL are dealing with trade rumors ahead of the upcoming season. The Philadelphia Eagles fired coach Chip Kelly after not making it to the playoffs this year, and fans might not be surprised to hear speculation claiming running back DeMarco Murray could be quitting the team. He had a disappointing first season with the Eagles, so does that mean he wants out? This week, Murray talked about these rumors and whether or not he wants a new contract.
According to NFL media's Ian Rappaport, Murray isn't happy in Philadelphia. This news comes around the same time that Murray is dismissing reports of his unhappiness in the City of Brotherly Love. So we're a bit confused.
When asked in a new interview with Sports Center, Murray tried to be as straightforward as he could with his answer.
"I do, I do [want to be back]. Obviously, it's something for me, that's not the lasting impression I want to leave in my mouth and the fans and my family, anyone. I take football very, very serious, it's my life," he revealed, according to Bleeding Green. "I love it, besides my family and my faith, obviously. I never want to leave off on a note like I did last year, so I'm working tremendously harder to try and improve from an individual standpoint and a team standpoint as well."
If this public announcement from Murray isn't met with open arms by Philadelphia, we'd be surprised.
“Do you want to be back and play in Philadelphia?”
DeMarco Murray: “I do, I do.”https://t.co/EAMv9wbYBW
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) February 4, 2016
You can check out a cool highlight video of Murray's first season with the Philadelphia Eagles right here: