Despite the fact that he’s actually been in the league for two seasons, 2019 actually felt like Boston Scott‘s rookie campaign.
After being signed off of the New Orleans Saints practice squad on December 10th of 2018, the man Philly added with the hope that he’d be the next Darren Sproles showcased why everyone thought that was a possibility when he put in work down the stretch. He just had to wait on a few guys to get hurt and work his way up from the practice squad before he could do so.
After 23 totes from Week 6 to Week 11, injuries forced Philly to rely on Scott more down the stretch, and the young man came up huge. Scott posted 38 totes from Week 17 to Week 17, including a career-high of 19 the regular-season finale.
At season’s end, Scott had tallied 245 rushing yards on 61 carries with five scores and 24 receptions for 204 yards. Throw in 14 kick returns for 325 yards, and you can see where the Darren Sproles comparisons came from.
Scott will continue to be an all-purpose option for Philly in 2020. Knowing that he’ll be paired with Miles Sanders again should make Eagles fans smile. The latter set franchise records for all-purpose yards and rushing yards in his first season as a professional.