"Miles Sanders is our No. 1 back! There is no question about it!" Nick Sirianni said.
Sanders is in the final year of his rookie contract. He is motivated to silence doubters. He plays behind one of the best offensive lines in football (second best in run block win rate behind the Kansas City Chiefs) and alongside a quarterback in Jalen Hurts who draws attention in the backfield as a running threat, the story said. It went on to say he's just 25, healthy and in he middle of his prim. Sanders is third in rushing yards (356) through four games behind only Saquon Barkley (463) and Nick Chubb (459), and is averaging 4.9 yards per carry, the story went on to say. He's been a pleasant find for fantasy owners who took a chance on him later in drafts.
Sanders was back at practice last week and looks to be good to go in a nice matchup against Detroit in Week 1. Sanders hasn't really taken off as the team's RB1 but should be in store for a decent volume against the Lions. Scott and Gainwell should also factor in. Sirianni said Gainwell will serve as the team's passing down back while Scott is Sanders' backup.
An immediate role may not be available for Sermon, but remember that this same Eagles team just gave Jordan Howard 86 rushing attempts in the year 2021. Eight of those rushing attempts were from within the five-yard line, more than both Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell.
As the tweet went on to say, he’s been sidelined since Aug. 14. There’s been optimism he’ll be back Week 1, but next week’s practices will be important, Berman went on to say. Scott and Gainwell would likely split the workload if Sanders isn't ready for Week 1.