Boston Scott should continue being a valuable contributor to the Eagles’ offense.
The Philadelphia Eagles kick their regular season off in less than a week, and no one should be surprised if the rushing attack continues to factor into their offensive success as it did last year. Something feel different. The rushing attack shouldn’t be their primary mode of attack. An upgraded and revamped passing game should stress the opposing team’s defense (and their respective coordinators).
Jalen Hurts‘ athleticism will again be relied upon, but he has help in the backfield that’s more than capable. Miles Sanders is the feature back. Boston Scott, the former Louisiana Tech star that has stepped up on more than one occasion, is the backup, but with Sanders’ injury history, one can never rule out Scott being forced into action.
The small but mighty Scott has racked up 992 rushing yards with 13 touchdowns in 43 games with Philadelphia. During the past three seasons, he’s averaged 330 rushing yards, which isn’t flashy, but it has to be taken into account that he’s done so in reserve duty with limited touches.
When his number has been called, Scott, more often than not, can be relied upon to provide meaningful production. The 2022-2023 NFL season is a contract year. Expect him to play with a chip on his shoulder and with maximum effort (as always). Here are three ways the Eagles can maximize Boston’s potential and production.