Should 2020’s Philadelphia Eagles give Corey Clement one more shot?
Why bring him back at this point?
Clement’s story hasn’t quite reached ‘Friday the 13th’ levels yet, but if you’re anyone who’s been paying attention to his rise and fall, you have to wonder if a black cat crossed his path or if he walked under a ladder somewhere on Broad Street.
A quick poll of the Eagles’ fan base will reveal that everyone’s happy with Miles Sanders, and no one will complain if Boston Scott is back in the fold for 2020’s regular season either. Despite names like Melvin Gordon, Derrick Henry, Matt Breida, and Kenyan Drake being on the free-agent market, many Eagles fans have reserved themselves to the idea that they want Jordan Howard back.
If the Eagles’ brass agrees, that gives us all three guys that will make up a nice rotation. There’s just one problem. All have shown that they aren’t indestructible. Then there’s this. If that’s the core group in a mighty trio of ball carriers, Philly still doesn’t have a sledgehammer or a workhorse.
Now, what if they re-added Clement? That means they have yet another back with a similar skillset to the guys already mentioned. On top of that, there’s no guarantee that Clement will completely bounce back from a knee injury he suffered in 2018 and a shoulder injury he suffered in 2019. Maybe Philly’s better suited to pick someone up late in the draft.
All of those are reasons not to bring Clement back. Here are a few thoughts to the contrary.