Marcus Epps and Miles Sanders will be relied upon heavily in 2022, but even with that being the case, they aren’t assured of anything past this season.
Whether fair or unfair, Miles Sanders enters the 2022-2023 NFL season with his doubters. After failing to reach the end zone as a rusher or receiver in 2021, it’s hard to imagine that he’ll be shut out again, but if there’s one thing that we know can hurt his production, it’s a lack of durability.
They say availability is a skill and after failing to complete his rookie campaign after limping off of the field during the season finale, Sanders missed four games in 2020 and another five this past season. You can trust and believe that all of that is being considered as he plays the final year of his rookie deal in hopes of earning an extension.
The same question has been asked about Marcus Epps all offseason. Will he excel as the starter when needed to provide more production?
An extension is within reach. He’s shown some ability when given more opportunities. If he can extrapolate the success we’ve seen over four quarters and do that for 17 games, he’ll be on Philadelphia’s roster next season with a new deal.