Flex: DeMarco Murray (2016)
Stats: 1,287 rushing yards, 9 rush TDs, 53 receptions, 377 receiving yards, 3 rec. TDs, 10 passing yards, 1 pass TD
Total points: 295.8
The Tennessee Titans have really had some fantastic seasons from running backs over the last 20 years. Aside from Eddie George carrying the ball over 400 times and Chris Johnson breaking nearly every single-season RB record in history in 2009, this was a fantastic year from Murray.
Murray led the AFC in rushing yards in 2016 and was a key cog in bringing this team back to national relevance.
Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson got him for pennies on the dollar when he swapped 4th round picks for him in a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. From there the fans had major concerns about how much he was going to cost and what he could do after a bad year with Chip Kelly.
However, Robinson wasn’t afraid of a challenge and pulled the trigger on Murray. From that point he went on to be a great professional in Tennessee and helped give this team an identity in the running game after an uncharacteristic stretch of bad rushing performances.
Both statistically and in the intangible part of the game, Murray was a player that deserved to go out better than he did even though it was the right call in the grand scheme of things. He is a name that definitely needs to be mentioned on this list.