Sanders’ return has been great for the Philadelphia Eagles, but will he survive?
As easy as it is to buy some Miles Sanders stock, it’s also easy to worry about how valuable that investment will be two years from now. After missing Philly’s first game versus the Washington Football Team, ’26’ returned for Week 2’s tilt with the Los Angeles Rams. That resulted in 36 yards on three catches and 95 yards on 20 carries. He also had a costly first-quarter fumble.
In Week 3, Sanders tacked on another 95 rushing yards, this time on 18 carries, but right now, there are quite a few Eagles fans who are thinking of Brian Westbrook, a man who was once Philly’s lone weapon in a struggling offense.
Philly ran him in the ground. Then, they overutilized LeSean McCoy, leading to his early deterioration. Now, it’s Sanders’ turn. Is he amazing? Yes, he most certainly is, but every time you watch Doug Pederson hammer him up the middle for a two-yard gain, you have to wonder how much longer that can go on before he’s spending Jordan Howard amounts of time on the injury report. Duce Staley and Doug Pederson may want to think about whether giving him the full load is the right idea.