The Philadelphia Eagles‘ offense was one of the NFL’s most formidable during the 2022 NFL season.
This offseason, they’ll look to keep it that way despite a few key free agents and the departure of their offensive coordinator.
Today, they made a signing that could help keep their offense dangerous in 2023.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Eagles have agreed to terms with running back Rashaad Penny.
Source: The #Eagles have agreed to terms with #Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2023
Rashaad Penny entered the league with a ton of hype after a very successful career at San Diego State.
In his last season with the Aztecs, he racked up an unbelievable 2248 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns, leading the Seattle Seahawks to select him with the 27th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Unfortunately, injuries have prevented him from making the expected impact for the Seahawks. Penny has appeared in just 48 of a possible 82 games since he was drafted.
However, he has repeatedly flashed the talent we saw during his college career when he has been healthy.
Over the course of his career, he has averaged an impressive 5.7 yards per carry and just last season he ran for 749 yards in only 10 games.
The Philadelphia Eagles won’t be expecting him to be their bell cow back because of his injury history, but he could form a talented committee with Kenneth Gainwell and any other running back the team might decide to pursue this offseason.
The one running back that seems very unlikely to be a part of the Eagles’ backfield at this point is Miles Sanders. Sanders ran for 1269 yards during the 2022 season before becoming a free agent at the end of the season.
After the Penny signing was revealed, Sanders posted a goodbye to the city of Philadelphia.
To the city of Philadelphia Thank You from the bottom of my heart. 🏾
— Miles Sanders (@BoobieMilesXXIV) March 14, 2023
Despite losing a talented running back, the Eagles will have a great chance to once again have a strong running game in 2023 if Penny can stay healthy.