Of course, Philadelphia Eagles fans are going to want to talk numbers.
General manager Howie Roseman added a guy with a productive track record with Michael Warren, to say the very least. He’s in the Cincinnati record books ranked fifth in scrimmage yards (3,360) and second in scrimmage touchdowns (37), despite just playing three college seasons. In addition, he was a Second-team All-AAC selection in both 2018 and 2019.
To start his career, Warren was solid as a freshman. Although he received just 54 carries, he ran for 324 yards, which comes out to six yards per carry. That was just a short preview of what was to come in the next two seasons.
As the starter in 2018, Warren did not disappoint. In 12 games, he ran the ball 244 times for 1,329 yards and collected 20 total touchdowns. That’s 5.4 yards per carry and over 110 yards per game. He also added 25 receptions and 232 receiving yards. In the FBS, his 20 touchdowns from scrimmage ranked fifth, and his 1,561 yards from scrimmage ranked ninth.
In his most recent season, he finished with 1,265 rushing yards on 261 attempts in 14 games, at 4.8 yards per carry and 90.4 yards per game), finding the endzone 16 times. He contributed in the air attack once again with 21 receptions for 153 receiving yards. He also did not fumble once the entire year.
In his last seven outings, he had just one game with under 99 rushing yards and only one game without a touchdown. Even when he went under 99 rushing yards, he ran for 60 yards on 14 carries (4.3 yards per carry) and had two touchdowns. In his game without a touchdown, he still had 105 yards on 21 carries (5.0 yards per carry). During those final seven games, he averaged over a touchdown per game and had 109.6 yards per game.