Way-too-early bold predictions for Eagles RB Miles Sanders in 2022

Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles
Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

So, what should Philadelphia Eagles fans expect from Miles Sanders in 2022?

Often, we can overuse phrases or words, and they begin to lose their punch when we hear them. Take ‘the G.O.A.T.’ for instance. Everyone that we throw that moniker on can’t be the greatest. You realize that, right? Here’s something else that you’re probably tired of hearing. ‘He can score from anywhere on the field’, but when you’re involved in a conversation about Miles Sanders, you’re truly talking about one of the NFL’s young home-run hitters, a man that can be a big play waiting to happen when everything is clicking.

Recently, the man we affectionately refer to as ‘Boobie’ hasn’t played like the young emerging star that the Philadelphia Eagles faithful got to know during his first two seasons at the professional level. During the 2021-2022 NFL campaign, he failed to reach the end zone during an 18-week, 17-game season, and he battled injuries. That has people worried.

We’re talking about a man that found his way into the end zone nine times as a rusher and on another three occasions as a receiver during the 2019 and 2020 NFL seasons, so had you wagered that he’d be shut out for the duration of the most recent regular-season campaign, you would have won a lot of bets. Sanders didn’t score a single touchdown in year three which brings us back to the present.

What are reasonable expectations? Dare we engage in prognostication? Indeed we shall. Here are three bold predictions for Miles Sanders’ fourth season in the NFL as RB1 for the Birds. Something tells us the former Penn State Nittany Lion will put it all together in 2022.