Boston Scott has earned his wings with this Philadelphia Eagles offense.
This is one of those statements that might get a few thumbs up while being a hard sell for some of the rest of you, but despite being ignored and buried on the Philadelphia Eagles’ depth chart at the beginning of the regular season, Boston Scott emerged as one of the heroes of the 2021-2022 season. You can even make the argument, whether you agree with it or not, that Scott had a better season than Miles Sanders.
Don’t get us wrong. We love Miles, but just look at what happened.
Scott racked up 373 yards rushing and another 83 yards on 13 receptions. That’s good for 4.3 yards per carry and 6.4 yards per reception. Sanders, on the other hand, bested Boston by tallying 754 yards on 137 carries (a 5.5 yards-per-rush average), but his 158 yards on 26 snags mean he trailed Scott in the yards-per-reception department.
Most importantly, Scott reached the end zone seven times while Sanders didn’t reach the end zone as a rusher or a receiver during the 2021-2022 regular season. What might have happened had Scott gotten the ball more?
Now, to some that might be conjecture, but it proves that Scott, while, quite possibly being the third back on the Eagles’ depth chart, is good enough to start in the NFL. He’s also durable. Rarely, is he injured, and you know what they say… availability is a skill.
Now, isn’t that someone you’d like to see on this team next season? We thought you might agree. Here are two other guys that fall under the same category.