Howie Roseman hints towards Miles Sanders’ future during NFL Combine
One of the more controversial storylines going into 2022 is the future is Eagles starting running back Miles Sanders. The former second-round pick is due for an extension after this season, and many are conflicted if he’s worth it.
When healthy, Sanders was dominant in the Eagles’ backfield. Nick Sirianni stayed away from a heavy-run attack to start the season, but when the offensive game plan changed, Sanders took advantage.
His best showing was against the New York Jets and Washington Commanders, when he posted career-highs in rushing yards, recording 120 and 131 yards in back-to-back games.
However, injuries slowed Sanders down, and he has shown to be inconsistent at times. Pair that with the short shelf-life of running backs, and you can understand why it’s difficult to be fully on board with an extension.
Howie Roseman was asked about Sanders during this week’s NFL Combine, and he didn’t seem to be worried about his running back’s future.
“Miles is a heck of a player, heck of a person. I think you saw a lot, too, we had guys who were in their fourth year last year, whether you go back and you look at Sweaty and you look at Dallas and you look at Avonte and you look at Jordan, guys like that. Maybe I’m missing a couple guys, who even became better in their fourth year in the league.”
All of those players mentioned by Roseman all received extensions during the final season of their rookie contract, so that could be a hint that Roseman is just waiting but willing to bring Sanders back.
In the meantime, the Eagles have far more pressing needs in the coming weeks with free agency and the NFL Draft just a few weeks away.
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