Penn State Football alum Miles Sanders: Eagles offseason ‘a rollercoaster’

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

Former Penn State Football running back Miles Sanders says that the Philadelphia Eagles’ offseason of wholesale changes has been ‘a rollercoaster” 

This has certainly been a tumultuous offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Quarterback Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts, head coach Doug Pederson was fired just three years removed from the franchise’s first Super Bowl win, replaced by upstart former Colts assistant Nick Sirianni, in as frenetic an offseason as any NFL team experienced.

Running back Miles Sanders admits that as a player, it was a bit of a whirlwind watching the franchise’s moves.

"“It was definitely a rollercoaster,” Sanders told ABC News 27 during his youth football camp, hosted at Harrisburg’s McDevitt High School. “But, at the end of the day, we got everything straight. Right now, we’re just focused on the team, and everybody that’s in the building … The coaches, the players, getting to know each other, that bond, that chemistry. We’re ready to rock and roll when camp comes.”"

Sanders aims to build in 2021, off making his first career NFL Pro Bowl appearance in 2020, when he rushed for 867 yards and six touchdowns, while averaging 5.3 yards per carry in his second NFL season.

Starting the season with Jalen Hurts at quarterback from Week 1 could prove advantageous for Sanders, as he averaged 82 yards per game after Hurts became the full-time starter last season and scored three of his eight rushing touchdowns.

The Eagles aim to bounce back from a disappointing 4-11-1 season in 2020, finishing last in the NFC East, and Sanders is expected to be a focal point of the offense.