As expected, running back DeMarco Murray will be revising his contract in connection with his looming trade to the Titans. Given the terms of the Eagles deal that Murray struggled (for a variety of reasons) to justify in 2015, Murray will end up with a solid package in Tennessee.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the revised four-year deal has a base value of $25.5 million, with $12.5 million guaranteed. Of that amount, $6 million is fully guaranteed in 2016, and $3 million is fully guaranteed in 2017. The remaining $3.25 million is guaranteed money is guaranteed for injury only at signing, and it converts to a full guarantee on the fifth day of the 2017 league year.
Incentives could push the deal to a maximum value of $33 million. That’s a healthy increase in the $1.5 million in remaining available escalators in Murray’s prior contract.
Murray was due to make $7 million this year, $8 million in 2017, $8 million in 2018, and $8 million in 2019, a four-year base package of $31 million.
He actually has more guaranteed money remaining than he did in Philly, where the full guarantee was $7 million this year, $2 million next year, and $3 million on the third day of the 2017 league year. He’ll also have a chance to make up the difference on the base package through the various available incentive payments.
Murray leaves Philadelphia with $9 million that he earned for one season in 2015. It’s still not known what the Titans will be sending to the Eagles, but the haul should at least include a fruit basket, given that the Eagles escaped responsibility for another $9 million in fully guaranteed money.