2. Why are there so many questions about the Philadelphia Eagles’ backfield?
Boston Scott came on strong during the final stretch of the 2019 season, but the former sixth-round draft selection only has 61 carries and 24 receptions on his professional resume.
You can also argue the fact that with his production coming versus some of the worst teams in the NFL, he hasn’t proved much, but if he could extrapolate what we saw in the final month of the 2019 regular season throughout 16 games, those numbers would translate to an above-average backup running back in the NFL.
61 percent of Scott’s rushing yards, 97 percent of his receiving yards, and 80 percent of his touchdowns in 2019 came in the final month of Philly’s regular-season march, and again, we’re talking about teams that didn’t make the playoffs.
Can the Eagles assume his performance at the end of 2019 wasn’t an aberration?
Corey Clement will be facing a “make or break” year following a productive rookie season in 2017.
Holyfield, Killins Jr., and Warren, all undrafted free agents with no professional snaps between the three of them, are currently vying for what might be one roster spot.
The Eagles have reportedly been in the market for a free agent backup running back of the “workhorse” mold. So far, however, the search hasn’t led to much.
The Eagles watched as Carlos Hyde signed with the Seattle Seahawks, and it appears that former Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman may be holding out for a contract bigger than Philly is willing to payout.
With what seems like minimal options, the Eagles may be riding into 2020 praying that Sanders can avoid being ensnared by the injury bug that has plagued the team over the past few seasons. If he goes down, the running back room may look a lot like it did in 2018, when former Eagle Josh Adams led the team with a paltry 511 rushing yards.