After months and months of anticipation, analysis, and expectation, it appears the Philadelphia Eagles have officially settled on the final member of their offensive backfield: No one.
… kind of anticlimactic, right? Well according to NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Dave Zangero, who interfaces with the organization with regularity, that appears to be the case, as the Birds are totally down with their current running back trifecta of Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, and Corey Clemment.
Technically, the Eagles also have Elijah Holyfield, Michael Warren II, and Adrian Killins under contract at the moment but none of those players are real needle-movers, let alone even a lock to make the final roster.
Now on paper, could this crew of sub-26-year-old youngsters get things done for the Eagles over a full 16/17 game regular season and hopefully a nice little playoff run? I mean personally, I’d like to see a little more power between the tackles from a bruising bowling ball back but yeah, I’d say so. But if 2019 taught us anything, it’s that a team can never have too much talent at any given position.
I mean think about it, the Eagles entered Week 1 of the regular season last fall with five quality wide receivers and five cornerbacks that many assumed could compete for a starting role and were forced to, well, play players like Craig James, Ryan Lewis, Robert Davis, and Deontay Bounty for quality snaps in the regular season.