A few Philadelphia Eagles that benefit with Jalen Hurts under center

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54. . . . Miles Sanders, running back. 26. player

Sanders should continue to shine in the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense.

Former Penn State Nittany Lion Miles Sanders has been an excellent investment since the Philadelphia Eagles drafted him in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. A true three-down tailback, Sanders has all the tools to be one of the best players in all of the National Football League.

What the Eagles offense lacked while Wentz ran this show in 2020 was a quarterback who was a threat to run the ball effectively. Sure, Wentz could scoot, but he’s never been the same since the MCL/ACL injury. Fast forward to 2021, and Birds fans should expect to see defenses stressing over the idea of Miles Sanders and Jalen Hurts in the same backfield.

Anytime the Eagles are in the shotgun or in the pistol formation, opposing defenses will have to worry about both players as running threats. This will create an extra wrinkle for Philly’s offense moving forward as defenses won’t be able to key in on Miles Sanders anytime he’s in the backfield.

Jalen Hurts is a legitimate threat to score from anywhere on the field. Blessed with great wheels, natural agility, and freak athleticism, defensive coordinators will be up nights worrying about the combination of Hurts and Sanders going forward.