We knew there would be changes. Most of us have probably used the word ‘overhaul’ a time or two. It’s hard to gauge whether or not we thought we’d see this level of mass exodus and see it this quickly, however. Heck, the new league year hasn’t even officially started yet. Still, despite no news of Miles Sanders‘ exit, the Philadelphia Eagles‘ agreeing to terms with running back Rashaad Penny probably means there’s more writing on the proverbial wall.
Sanders, a Pro Bowl nod in 2022, took to Twitter shortly after the announcement to offer what appears to be his farewell to the city he called home for the first four seasons of his career.
Take a look.
And, with that, the facelift continues. While many of the core pieces remain, with the new league year set to begin on March 15th at 4 p.m. EST, the Birds have a lot of work to do.
Miles Sanders figures to land on his feat somewhere. He’ll be fine.
Miles has had quite the ride in Eagles green. A second-round draft choice in 2019, Boobie entered the NFL desiring to shed the label of being ‘the guy that was Saquon Barkley’s backup at Penn State with the Nittany Lions, and though there were injuries, setbacks, and a quiet season in 2021 when he didn’t score a touchdown, to his credit, the man we affectionately refer to as Boobie did that.
Sanders did all that was asked of him in 2022. He was asked to be the primary back in a three-headed monster. He proved that he could complete an 18-week, 17-game grind without injury.
He answered critics who believed he would fail by following a disappointing campaign in 2021 with his most recent, one that led to the first Pro Bowl designation of his career. Even though it appears his time in the City of Brotherly Love is at its end, you can best believe he’ll land on his feet somewhere. He still has time to continue proving he’s something special.