Chargers Sign First-Round LB Kenneth Murray


The Los Angeles Chargers have officially signed first-round LB Kenneth Murray to his rookie contract, according to Ian Rapoport

The Chargers have now signed three of their draft picks: 

Round Player Pos. Status
1 Justin Herbert QB Signed
1 Kenneth Murray LB Signed
4 Joshua Kelley RB  
5 Joe Reed WR  
6 Alohi Gilman S Signed
7 K. J. Hill WR  

Murray, 21, is a three-year starter at Oklahoma and earned second-team All-American honors last season. The Chargers traded up with the Patriots to select him with the No. 23 overall pick in this year’s draft. 

Murray is projected to sign a four-year, $12,974,941 rookie contract that includes a $6,996,321 signing bonus. The contract includes a fifth-year for the Chargers to pick up for the 2024 season.

Lance Zierlein compares Murray to 49ers LB Kwon Alexander.

During his college career at Oklahoma, Murray recorded 325 tackles, 9.5 sacks, a forced fumble, two recoveries, and six passes defended over the course of three seasons and 40 games.


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