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Author: Jon Kuzma
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With the Tennessee Titans parting ways with veteran Running Back DeMarco Murray it will be interesting to see where Murray winds up next? We’ve talked all off-season about how the Lions, Dolphins, Bengals, Cardinals and Redskins need to upgrade their running game and Murray could be a solution for one of these teams. If Murray isn’t the best choice those five organizations have to seriously consider Frank Gore despite the fact that he’s 34 years old. Gore rushed for 961 yards and 3 touchdowns compared to Murray’s 659 yards and 6 TDs. So the GMs in the league have to acknowledge the 13th year pro (Gore) is still a viable option. Which brings us to the next question, could Gore be a better player than DeMarco Murray in 2018? Murray is 30 years old so it’s not like he’s a player in his early 20s but it’s very possible the former Titan’s best days are behind him. At the same time though Murray might go to another team and flourish in a lead back role. Even though he lost his job to Derrick Henry in Nashville it’s possible Tennessee just preferred the power back’s (Henry’s) running style. However you have to believe if Murray was better than Henry he would been on the field more often. Spending a couple million on Gore is quite possibly a better option than Murray because this guy hasn’t show any signs of slowing down despite aging well past the 30 years old mark where most RBs lose a step. Then if Gore does have another big year that team could turn around and bring him back on another one year deal in 2019. If you’re the Dolphins or Lions that’s an option which must be weighed. Every front office would prefer to go with a younger player but sometimes you need bring in the most competent tailback regardless of their age.
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