Here’s what Miles Sanders said after his outstanding game versus Giants

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports)
Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports) /

Since everyone else is hanging on to receipts and pulling them out whenever they feel like celebrating their ‘I told you so moment’, we’ve decided to pull out our own invoice. After all, rent is due every day. Philadelphia Eagles fans have always been split in their analysis of Miles Sanders. Go back and review the tape though. Inside The Iggles has always told you that Boobie has the stuff to do what we’re seeing him do this season.

Sure, we acknowledged that availability is a skill and that he’d have to be more durable if he were to take the next step. We’ve also mentioned that he needed to work on ball security and pass protection when we noticed those were issues that he was having. That’s the job though. That’s what we’re supposed to do.

The point is this. A few of the mock drafts we cooked up leading up to 2019’s NFL Draft named Miles as one of our second-round selections. As fate would have it, the Birds agreed and made him the 53rd overall selection during that year’s selection meeting. Time has flown, and he’s in a contract season. Regardless of what winds up happening, he has proven that he deserves an extension. The questions are about whether or not Philly will grant him one.

Despite enjoying the best season of his NFL career, Miles Sanders is taking everything in stride.

We mentioned availability being a skill earlier. Miles Sanders has appeared in all 13 of the Eagles’ regular-season games this season. The results have been favorable. If you need evidence of that theory, look no further than his 144-yard, two-touchdown performance in Week 14. That one was on the road versus a divisional rival by the way.

Miles reached a double-digit touchdown total and the 1,000-yard threshold for the first time in his career. He’s taking everything in stride though. Here’s some of what he said following his big day in New Jersey and some of what his quarterback, Jalen Hurts, said about him.

Here are the numbers. Keep in mind the fact that there are still four games remaining in the season:

  • 204 rushing attempts
  • 1,068 yards rushing
  • 11 rushing TDs

Miles Sanders has grown by leaps and bounds both professionally and personally. It’s been fun to watch. If he continues his current path and continues to stay healthy (knock on wood), there’s no limit to how high this team can soar. Buckle up. The next four games are going to be fun to watch.

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