What To Expect From Miles Sanders In 2020
Quite simply, the Eagles should be expecting a lot of excitement from their young running back this season. He will no longer have to split touches with Jordan Howard and should be the workhorse back.
Behind him, Philadelphia will be relying on Boston Scott and Corey Clement. Neither of those guys is going to come in and take many touches from Sanders. He will be in the game for the majority of them each and every week.
Sanders has proven that he is capable of breaking off big plays any time he touches the football. The best running backs in the NFL are capable of doing that. He may not be an elite back just yet, but that could very well be in his future.
Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ aerial attack should be back at full strength. Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson both missed time last year due to injury. Jackson has some off-the-field issues to deal with, but nothing that should make him miss time.
With the passing game on full display, the running game will open up. Sanders will be able to make the most of that.
So, without further delay, what should the Eagles be expecting from Miles Sanders this season?
It would be reasonable to expect around 1,100 yards on the ground to go along with eight or nine touchdowns. As a receiver, he should end up with around 45 receptions for 450 yards and a few more scores. Those numbers are the exact leap the Eagles need from their 23-year-old running back.
A dynamic running game and a lethal passing game should result in an elite Eagles’ offense. Sanders and company are going to be a threat in the NFC and should end up making another playoff run, assuming they stay healthy and play up to their potential.