If the fans in Philadelphia don’t like Murray, this report is probably not good news.
Owners generally don’t fire coaches based on the opinions of bench-warming players that don’t feature prominently in the team’s future. If Murray’s opinion did in fact weigh on the mind of Jeffery Lurie when this decision was made, then it probably means that he’ll be back with the Eagles in 2016 and will have a prominent role for the team.
Murray will be 28 in February and is having his worst season since 2012, when he played only 10 games. He has missed only one game in his first year with the Eagles, but has only 181 carries, 633 yards and five touchdowns.
Perhaps this means he’ll be fresh and raring for a full load next season, but who will be coaching the team? The answer to this question will have a huge impact on Murray’s role on the team.