Life is good in Philly these days, as evidenced by the desperation of running back Miles Sanders to rejoin the Eagles next season.
Heading into the offseason as a free agent, Sanders — who had a career year last season — took to Instagram to virtually beg general manager Howie Roseman to sign him to a new deal.
“I love Philly, Just bring me back. I hope they bring me back. I love you. I hope you love me too,” Sanders’ IG message reads.
Miles Sanders just shared this on Instagram, indicating that he wants to sign back with the #Eagles: pic.twitter.com/MpKefUyuH6
— EJ Smith (@EJSmith94) February 22, 2023
The problem for Sanders, however, is two-fold. First and foremost, he’s a running back, which is arguably the most often-replaced position in the league given the relatively short span of their NFL careers.
The second issue is that the Eagles have tons of players hitting free agency this spring, many of whom are starters, such as James Bradberry, Fletcher Cox, T.J. Edwards, Marcus Epps, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Javon Hargrave, and Kyzir White.
During the 2022 season, Sanders carried the ball 259 times for 1,269 yards and 11 touchdowns. Drafted out of Penn State University in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Sanders has 739 carries for 3,708 yards and 20 touchdowns during his NFL career thus far.
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