3. The Philadelphia Eagles have a thin depth chart at the running back position.
It should be obvious that Sanders is the clear front-runner to man the Eagles’ ground game when anyone focuses on the current depth chart at the position. While the versatile Boston Scott figures to be involved heavily in the offense, most expect his role to be limited to third-down and change-of-pace situations. Sanders will get the carries on early downs, as he should.
Recent rumors suggest the Eagles are targeting veteran backs like Devonta Freeman and LeSean McCoy to add to the running backs room, but neither, at this stage of their careers, can unseat Sanders as the lead back.
Fans should expect the team to add another running back to the picture. They’ve to have a workhorse in the mix since Pederson arrived as the head coach loves to run between the tackles, but any other addition won’t be anything more than someone to serve as a complement to Sanders as the now second-year tailback proved that he can handle the bulk of the work in his first season.
With his proven success, the addition of a great offensive mind, and the team’s limited depth chart behind him, Sanders is primed to have a breakout year for a Philadelphia team looking to advance to the playoffs for a fourth straight season.