4 Eagles who could follow Doug Pederson to Jacksonville

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Boston Scott #35, Philadelphia Eagles
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. Boston Scott, running back. . player. 54. .

Boston Scott and Ward are Eagles of the same feather (and heroes of the Eagles 2019 season).

Whenever we discuss the Eagles’ 2019 season, regardless of how we spin the story, certain names will always be brought up. You can’t talk about that year without discussing them.

Sure, there was the four-game winning streak to close the season and earn the Eagles a playoff berth, but that doesn’t happen without Carson Wentz (whether you like him or not).

Doug Pederson also took center stage that season. He led his team to its third straight postseason appearance and did so partially with backups and castoffs. You also have to talk about the unexpected heroics of the aforementioned Greg Ward and running back Boston Scott, two skill players that really made a name for themselves.

Like Ward, hard work and unexpected injuries would aid Scott in his journey to the active roster. Like Ward, Scott made the most of his opportunity when he got there.

Following an injury to Miles Sanders in the regular-season finale versus the New York Giants, Scott stepped in and delivered a three-touchdown performance giving birth to the Giants Killer moniker, a nickname he’s more than earned during his time in Philly.

Scott’s seen his ups and downs, and, like Ward, he enters the 2022 offseason as a restricted free agent. Allowing him to walk means the Eagles lose another of their better offensive players, but also like Ward, the Eagles could make the decision to move on.

If they do so, Scott hits the open market, and there’s a chance that one of his suitors could be the man that coached him in Philadelphia with the hopes that he’d be a Darren Sproles clone. Keep an eye on this one. Things could get interesting as we move through the offseason.