Might Miles Sanders’ record for the most all-purpose yards by a Philadelphia Eagles rookie fall after a single season?
If you work hard, do your job, and give your best effort every time you’re on the football field, you’ll gain the respect of Eagles fans. From the start of the first game of the most-recent Eagles season in 2019, much was expected of second-round selection Miles Sanders. As his rookie campaign rolled on, we saw the maturation of a running back that was wise beyond his years and destined for a nice career in the NFL. That is if the Eagles don’t overwork this guy and run him into the ground.
“26” racked up 1,641 all-purpose yards in his first year as a professional, breaking the franchise record held by DeSean Jackson for the most all-purpose yards by a rookie. He did so despite sharing the load with Jordan Howard and Boston Scott. In 2020. don’t be surprised if his record falls after a single season with the addition of Jalen Reagor.
Philly’s first-round draft choice of 2020’s selection meeting racked up 2,248 receiving yards, 324 rushing yards, and 724 yards as a returner during a 39-game run with the TCU Horned Frogs. Now, we all understand those stats came versus some pretty pedestrian defenses in the Big 12 and with some lackluster play from the quarterback position. NFL, teams rack up a lot more yardage through the air than they do on the ground though.
With Alshon Jeffery beginning the season on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list, with Marquise Goodwin sitting out, and with DeSean Jackson being constantly in danger of being injured, Reagor’s going to get a ton of opportunities in the passing game and on special teams. Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen. This could be a special season.