Miles Sanders looks to build on his successes in a critical contract year with the Eagles.
Perhaps you’ve head. Miles Sanders is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Philadelphia Eagles this season, and the City of Brotherly of Love hopes the running back shows the team he can be that game-changing rusher they drafted him to be. Many questions need to be answered.
Will this be the season that the former Penn State Nittany Lion running back can start (and complete) at least 15 games or more? During his first three seasons with the Eagles, he’s averaged 11.6 starts as he’s been able to avoid injuries.
Could this be the year Miles Sanders finally rushes for 1,000 yards in a single season? The closest he’s come was the 2020 campaign when he ran for 867 yards.
The 2019 NFL Draft class is light on 1,000-yard rushers. Only two of the 25 running backs selected that year have accomplished that feat, one being Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders (he’s done it twice). David Montgomery of the Chicago Bears has reached the 1,000-yard plateau as well.
Philly’s starting running back of the moment ranks third in his draft class from a rushing yards standpoint (2,439). Jacobs leads the way with 3,087 yards of his own. Montgomery is right behind him with 2,808.
We’ve seen Sanders stack some impressive numbers before, and there is no reason to believe that he can’t do it again. Here are three positive signs we’ve seen from him that he can build on in 2022. Let’s dig in!