Miles Sanders mentioned as potential trade candidate for the Eagles

Miles Sanders, Eagles
NFL Analysis Network

The 2021 NFL trade deadline is just a week away and there are quite a few teams that would like to make a move if the right deal presents itself. One team that could be open for business could be the Philadelphia Eagles. They have quite a few players they could be open to moving, with one of those being running back Miles Sanders.

Sanders simply has not fit in with the new-look offense and has grown frustrated with his role. If the Eagles decide that he isn’t in the long-term picture, a trade would make a lot of sense.

CBS Sports mentioned Sanders as a potential trade candidate for the Eagles. Their reasoning makes a lot of sense.

If they aren’t going to use Sanders the way they should, maybe it’s best for Philadelphia to deal the young back. Based on this year’s discouraging sample size, Sanders doesn’t appear to be in the plans for the Eagles going forward. 

Trading Sanders could make sense, however, it would not make sense to move him just for the sake of making a deal. Philadelphia should only consider a trade if they get good value back in return. And quite frankly, there’s a good chance they would receive some strong offers for the young back.

So far this season with the Eagles, Sanders has carried the football just 63 times for 300 yards. He has yet to score a touchdown in the 2021 campaign. In addition to his yardage on the ground, Sanders has caught 19 passes for 118 yards.

At 24 years of age, there are at least a handful of teams who would likely be interested in trading for Miles Sanders. Plenty of teams around the NFL could use a younger and more productive running back. Sanders is more than capable of being a high-quality starter.

Expect to hear the Eagles mentioned in quite a few trade deadline rumors this season. They may not end up making trades, but Sanders could be a name to keep a close eye on.