Latavius Murray named to PFWA All-AFC Team

Latavius Murray named to PFWA All-AFC Team

The Oakland Raiders didn't address the running back position in the offseason and instead showed faith in Latavius Murray, who became the starter for the first time of his career. 

The young back rewarded general manager Reggie McKenzie by rushing for over 1,000 yards, the first time a Raiders rusher has gone over the benchmark since Darren McFadden did in 2010. 

Murray finished with six rushing touchdowns to go along with his 1,066 yards on the ground, the second most in the AFC behind Chris Ivory, who had 1,070 rushing yards. Murray was also a dangerous weapon out of the backfield, hauling in 41 receptions for 232 receiving yards.

The Pro Football Writers of America rewarded Murray for his season by naming him to the All-AFC Team, joining the AFC-leading rusher Ivory. 

It appears the Raiders could have a longterm solution at running back in Murray, but now they must find a good back to compliment Murray. They had hoped that Roy Helu, Jr. and/or Taiwan Jones would be able to do that, but they struggled to make much of an impact throughout the season. 

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