On Thursday morning, the LA Chargers officially announced the signing of first-round linebacker Kenneth Murray Jr., per their Twitter account. Murray and the team had already agreed to terms on the contract earlier this week but the rookie still needed to complete his physical before putting pen to paper.
The reported deal is for four years and worth up to $13 million.
officially official. @KennethMurray | #BoltUp pic.twitter.com/hY6ew0MNVA— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) July 30, 2020
After selecting quarterback Justin Herbert with the 6th-overall pick in this year’s draft, the Chargers packaged their second and third-round picks to move back into the first to select Murray in a surprise move that stunned many across the fan base.
Whether you believed the Chargers needed to go up and grab a tackle, the Bolts still got one of the most-athletic and physically-gifted players in the draft. He’ll look to earn a starting job art either MIKE or WILL with my money on him starting at WILL to begin the season next to either Drue Tranquill or Denzel Perryman.
Now for today’s links.
Jason Reed discusses why trading Melvin Ingram would be an absurd idea (Bolt Beat)
QB Justin Herbert has his virtual face unveiled in Madden 21 (Chargers Wire)
Alexander Insdorf argues why Joey Bosa deserved his massive extension (Bolt Beat)
Check out photos of Chargers players arriving at the team’s facility (Chargers.com)
Rivers McCown ranks the top-25 young players in the NFL who could breakout in 2020 (ESPN)
Jeff Legwold discusses the Broncos backfield and ponders if Gordon or Lindsay will get the most run in 2020 (ESPN)
Brad Gagnon re-drafts the 2016 class (Bleacher Report)
Lamar Jackson ranks #1 on NFL Top 100 (Bleacher Report)
Jason La Canfora asserts that players who opt out do not owe an explanation (CBS Sports)
Joel Corry talks teams who will be affected the most by lower cap in 2021 (CBS Sports)