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Is Miles Sanders the Running back for the Eagles?

Written by Jack Ellis

The Eagles have set their running back and put their trust in Miles Sanders for the 2022 season by not adding a running back. MIles has not played in at least one game every season since he was a rookie. He has never had 900 yards rushing in a season and never more than six touchdowns in a season. In 2021 he had no touchdowns. What he did do in 2021 was average a career-best 5.5 yards per carry last season. His career average is 5.1 yards per carry.

The Eagles think so with Kenny Gainwell and Boston Scott as the backups and both of those guys are not contenders for the starting job. For the Eagles to succeed they need to have a potent run and air attack. Last season Miles played 12 games and had 754 yards on 137 attempts. That may look ok on paper but if we look at his quarterback Jalen Hurts who played in 15 games and had 784 rushing yards on 139 attempts. Miles Needs to produce if he wants to be the starting running back for the Eagles. His main competition will be his quarterback. If Miles intends to be a star running back he first needs to outrush his quarterback and prove to everyone he has what it takes. If he can then he will be the Running Back for the Eagles furture.

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