As the Eagles prepare to take on the Giants for a pivotal playoff match on Saturday night. One Philadelphia Eagle chose to make his pitch to the front office in hopes of staying with the team long-term.
While Miles Sanders hasn’t been the best playmaker in years past, he broke through the mold this season as he found a way to get the most out of his opportunities.
The concern for Miles coming out of college was the was too much of a home run type of back. His patience wasn’t there and his ability to find the right holes to hit held him back even more. But despite his growing pains, Miles Sanders has not had a season where he was rushed for less than 750 yards.
In his first two seasons, Sanders broke for more than 800 yards rushing with starting only 11 games. Under his season with Nick Sirianni, Sanders rushed for 754 yards while being the focal point of the number-one rushing team in football. Unfortunately, Miles Sanders missed four games of the Eagles’ 2021 season with an ankle injury.
While the 2022 season could be his last season with the Eagles, the former Penn State running back is making it difficult for them to let him walk. Sanders played the most games of his career this season and rushed for 1,269 yards while scoring 11 rushing touchdowns. After not scoring a single rushing touchdown last season, Sanders put up double digits in his most dominant season ever.
But could it be too little too late for him and the Eagles?
On Wednesday in a piece written by ESPN’s Tim McManus, Miles Sanders was asked about his future with the teems and had this to say, “I love Philly. Just bring me back. I hope they bring me back… I love you Howie (Roseman). I hope you love me too.”
With the Eagles looking to build off what has been a phenomenal season, should they find a way to extend and keep Miles Sanders? Most NFL teams have done their best to avoid dishing out big money to running backs due to their “expiration date” but the Eagles have one that doesn’t have much tread on him and could be a big piece for years to come.
AP Photo/Chris Szagola