7 Free Agent running backs the Philadelphia Eagles could target
Last Team: Los Angeles Rams
What if I told you that the Eagles could get a running back that ended up taking a large chunk of Todd Gurley’s carries during a playoff stretch and thrived? Would you be interested in taking on that type of runner? You should be. C.J. Anderson has spent a large chunk of his career with the Denver Broncos. Although he only had one standout season, he is the type of running back, who could thrive in a committee of backs, similar to how LeGarrette Blount did two seasons ago.
After his very short stint with the Rams, Anderson is going to have a lot of teams calling his agent. He averaged 63 yards-per-game in the playoffs and found the end zone three times. There’s still a huge question mark surrounding the Rams situation of whether Gurley was indeed injured or just wasn’t producing as well as Anderson at the time, but regardless of the status, it doesn’t change the fact that Anderson looked great.
The Eagles could use a big-bodied running back once again for third and short situations, or the red zone offense. I’m not exactly sure why the Eagles always elect to use one of their smaller backs in those scenarios, but it would be great if we didn’t have to see that anymore. That’s a type of situation where Anderson would help out a lot.