Philadelphia Eagles: Devonta Freeman versus LeSean McCoy
Here’s a tale of the tape for Philadelphia Eagles prospects Freeman and McCoy.
Heading into the 2020 preseason, there are only two things about the Philadelphia Eagles and their situation at the running back position that we can state definitively. We know Miles Sanders is the guy, and we know that Boston Scott is expected to play a huge role. Everything else is up in the air.
Corey Clement signed a one-year deal in the offseason, and before that, Elijah Holyfield was added to the active roster on New Year’s Eve with the intention of giving him the jumpstart on the current season. The theory is if 2020’s campaign started today, which it doesn’t, they’d be the third and fourth backs on the roster.
Clement ended the last two seasons on the Eagles’ IR (injured reserve). One of the free agents they were reportedly interested in, Carlos Hyde, signed with a team Philly can’t seem to beat in a football game, the Seattle Seahawks. Despite the availability of younger guys like Jonathan Williams, most believe, if Philly wants to add one more experienced back, their top two choices are Devonta Freeman and former Eagle LeSean McCoy.
So much for “is he healthy, does he love the game and can he run”, huh? Remember when Eagles vice president Howie Roseman said that? Well, two out of three isn’t bad. At least we know these guys still believe that they can do it.
Not too long ago, Freeman stated he’s got “ten years left” while “Shady” would lament he’s a future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee a little over a week later. Sure, confidence is also important, but we’re trying to get through a full 16-game slate with Philly’s most important players on the field for the final stretch and a potential playoff run.
If these are the choices and the “Birds” are, indeed, interested, Philly had better be certain that they make the right decision.