Can Miles Sanders earn an extension in 2022? Will Jalen Reagor’s impressive camp help him earn a job?
Fourth-year tailback Miles Sanders will make the roster. Everyone knows that. He’s without question, the top tailback on Philly’s depth chart, but his story doesn’t end there.
Perhaps you’ve heard, but there’s this matter of him being in the final year of his rookie deal. So far, there’s been no discussion of an extension, but if these explosive plays he’s produced during camp carry over into the regular season, he can make a case that he’s deserving of one.
Sure, it’s hard to determine what should be made of what he’s doing in practice. There are no pads, and there’s been no tackling. Still, with there being so much attention being paid to him, it’s good to see he’s performing well.
Well, it’s Jalen Reagor season. We’re used to seeing big plays and moments that are highlight-reel-worthy during camp, and again, in 2022, Number 18 is doing big things.
After five practices, Reagor has been impressive. He’s worked versus the first and second-team defense and has found his way into the end zone. Those moments, however, have been few and far between when games begin counting towards the win-loss total.
Make no mistake about it. Jalen Reagor’s standing with this Eagles team is shaky. This could be his last stand. Making the most of his opportunities will help tell his tale, but there’s another side to this coin now.
With A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Zach Pascal being assured of roster spots, if two other guys prove themselves worthy, Reagor may be in a position where nothing he’s the odd-man out regardless of what he does. His contract and draft status aren’t going to save him.