The Associated PressNORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kyler Murray didn’t run the 40-yard dash at Oklahoma’s Pro Day.
The people around him figure it’s common knowledge he has blazing speed, so the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback chose not to run Wednesday in front of NFL scouts.
“For him, it was just a matter of, it didn’t make sense to run and do all those things,” Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said.
“He’s athletically so far beyond anything in this game and anything in that league either at that position. I mean, honestly, there’s no point to it.”
Murray said he would have expected to run something in the 4.3-second range.
“I’m pretty confident in my abilities as far as running,” he said. “I think the film kind of speaks for itself. I’d love to get out there and run, but it’s just not as necessary. I just don’t think it’s necessary for me. That’s just the decision we came up with.”
He threw well enough to add to the buzz that he might be worthy of going No. 1 overall in next month’s draft. He made 66 throws and was impressive enough to get a meeting with the New York Giants afterward. The Giants have the sixth pick.
Arizona currently holds the top pick.
“It was a very, very strong performance,” Riley said. “No question about it. You go travel to any Pro Day anywhere you want to, you’re not going to see another throwing performance like that. It was really strong.”
Jags make Foles deal official
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After repeatedly failing to find a franchise quarterback in the NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars turned to free agency.
Maybe the new path will yield better results.
Given the lack of sustained success between predecessors Byron Leftwich, David Garrard, Blaine Gabbert and Blake Bortles, the bar is set pretty low for Nick Foles — even with a lucrative contract and a Super Bowl MVP trophy.
The Jaguars officially agreed to terms with Foles on Wednesday, the official start of free agency and two days after the sides settled on a deal. A person with knowledge of the deal said it’s worth $88 million over four years and includes $50.125 million guaranteed. It could increase to $102 million with incentives, the person said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side chose to disclose financial terms.
Ravens add Ingram, Thomas
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens finally made their move during the NFL’s free agent frenzy, securing running back Mark Ingram and safety Earl Thomas.
After losing receiver John Brown and linebackers C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs and Za'darius Smith earlier in the week, Ravens first-year GM Eric DeCosta bounced back to address two glaring needs.
Ingram agreed to terms on a three-year contract and Thomas accepted a four-year deal. In addition, the Ravens formally announced the trade of QB Joe Flacco to Denver for a fourth-round draft pick.