Here’s what Philadelphia Eagles fans have seen from Mr. Scott up to this point.
Scott was picked in the sixth round by the New Orleans Saints in 2018 but spent most of the year on the practice squad. Philly signed him as a kick returner for the last few games of the season.
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It wasn’t until this past season though that Eagles fans saw more of him. After getting promoted from the practice squad early in the season, Scott only saw the field in garbage time, returning punts and kicks, but he scored his first NFL touchdown in a big moment versus against the Buffalo Bills in Week 8. He just wouldn’t see the field much until he won over the city of Philadelphia in Week 14.
Trailing 17-3 in the third quarter to the hated Giants, all hope seemed lost. That’s when Scott aka “The Giant Slayer” stepped up and helped power his team to a hard-fought overtime win with 128 scrimmage yards and a touchdown on 16 touches.
From that point on, he became a change of pace back and a key role player for the “Birds”. In his final five games, he put up 176 rushing yards on 44 carries (four yards per rush), 222 receiving yards on 26 catches (8.5 yards per reception) and four touchdowns. In total, those five games produced 546 all-purpose yards. He’s definitely earned the opportunity to walk into camp as the Eagles’ second running back on the depth chart.