Eagles RB Miles Sanders will be better long-term than Saquon Barkley

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
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Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Philadelphia Eagles may have gotten the better Penn State star.

Let’s get one thing straight before we mention anything else. Miles Sanders is one of those decisions that the Philadelphia Eagles actually got right. He’s a phenomenal NFL talent that is actually the epitome of something that football fans say all of the time. He’s a threat to score from anywhere on the football field.

He’s done that a time or two since his arrival in the National Football League, so much so that it’s become commonplace. With that being said, here’s something that you might want to throw out there the next time you’re hanging out with your work buddies at the water cooler and having a conversation.

Is there any possibility that Miles Sanders has had so many big in-game moments that we feel like it’s supposed to happen all of the time? Maybe Miles is so brilliant that we don’t acknowledge him unless he’s churning out those 53-yard gainers that he’s made look so routine.

Let’s take this a step further. You’ve heard this a time or two, and people bring this up constantly, so we’ll also make the statement here for the sake of argument and as a frame of reference because we’re just as tired of hearing it as Sanders must be.

Miles Sanders was once Saquon Barkley’s backup. It makes one wonder why Penn State ever elected to throw the ball at all when they had these guys at the same time, but that’s beside the point. They now play for rival teams in a division that houses four of the NFL’s most popular franchises.

That you know, but let’s stir the pot even more. Miles Sanders is the better long-term answer at running back. Here are two reasons why that’s the case.