Jan 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (29) is tackled by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) in the first quarter in the 2014 NFC Divisional playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
5) DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys
Last but not least, the best running back from 2014. Murray would be the undisputed workhorse for the Jaguars and would instantly make the team among the most respected rushing threats in the league. Murray isn’t on his last legs, under-performing, or struggling to find a right fit. The guy is a champion through and through. Right now he’s on top of the world. He’d be a major (pricey) addition to the Jags, but he’d be a great improvement. His 1,800 yards and 13 touchdowns would go a long way toward helping the Jags and would definitely take some pressure off of quarterback Blake Bortles.
DeMarco Murray would be the big splash in free agency for the Jaguars (Even if they went after Ndamukong Suh). He’d raise all boats on the offense. Landing Murray would also signal to the rest of the league that Jacksonville is a top destination for free agents, something that GM Dave Caldwell and head coach Gus Bradley would absolutely love. Murray was at or near the top in every rushing category this past season and could bring some credibility to the rebuild the Jags are in the midst of. The coaching staff and personnel team would have to be sure they want him taking over the rushing attack though, because Murray instantly becomes the dominant offensive player for the Jaguars and relegates Gerhart and Robinson to backup roles.