Obvious reasons to expect Miles Sanders bounceback this Eagles season

Miles Sanders #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles; Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
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While Miles Sanders isn’t perfect, he’s still ascending, and that’s all you can ask for.

Miles Sander’s yards per attempt have increased every year since he’s entered the league. That trend figures to continue an upward swing with the addition of more offensive weapons. The addition of A. J. Brown will allow the Eagles’ offense to take a huge step forward.

Sanders had zero touchdowns in 2021… Zero. That’s insane, but it’s also unlikely that it will happen again. Having DeVonta Smith on the opposite side of the offensive formation from Brown and other top-tier threats on the offensive side of the ball gives opposing defenses too many things to worry about.

Sanders will have his opportunities when the game plan is to limit all of the Eagles’ other weapons. You can best believe that big plays will come and come in bunches for Boobie as we’ve come to expect since we’ve gotten to know him.

He’s had fumbling issues, but last season, he did a better job of protecting the rock. That is an important attribute of coaches and coordinators. He’s only credited with one fumble lost in 2022 after fumbling four times with three turnovers during the previous season.

Health is a concern, but he’s been better in that regard than Barkley, who some rate as the better tailback. They say availability is a skill, and unlike Saquon, Miles has started at least 11 games during every season he’s been in the league. With the proper rotation of Philly’s tailbacks, everyone can stay healthy, and though we’ve never seen it, our money is on Miles appearing in all 16 games and walking into the postseason healthy.