Under-the-radar Eagles who contributed the most to their playoff run

Marcus Epps (22), Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
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Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles
Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) /

Boston Scott, running back. 35. player. 54. . .

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott

Undervaluing a running back on a college football roster when there’s no preseason, 100 guys on scholarship, and minimal time for practices seems like an easy thing to do. Undervaluing a pro football running back when you only have four and he’s been on your roster for four years is just about as close as something can be to being unforgivable.

Boston Scott was billed to everyone as a player that had a shot at being the second-coming of Darren Sproles. Now, while that alone can be too much of an ask for anyone (Sproles is, without question, one of the best do-it-all backs in NFL history), Scott hasn’t done anything to warrant any complaints about his game.

He’s shown up for the Birds in the 2019 regular-season finale versus the New York Giants with a three-touchdown performance when it was learned that Miles Sanders was lost for the game with an injury. In 2020, he hauled in the game-winning touchdown reception versus the G-Men in Week 7. The ‘Giant Killer’ nickname is warranted, but everything we know about Scott shows us something else.

He can murder any other defense he lines up against as well. That is as long as the team he’s playing on is willing to put the ball in his hands.

Who cares if the Eagles had a new coaching staff or not? The inability to see that Boston Scott is one of the best players on the Eagles offense (or the direct order that the coaches were probably given from upstairs to play other guys because they were drafted or valued higher) was a bone-headed move by this franchise. This is someone he needs as many touches as possible.