Philadelphia Eagles: Miles Sanders Places an Unnecessary Target on Philly’s Back With Cocky Declaration

The Philadelphia Eagles completely retooled their roster this offseason by adding wide receiver A.J. Brown, cornerback James Bradberry, linebacker Haason Reddick, and drafting Georgia standouts Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean. Philly now has 11 players on its roster that have made at least one Pro Bowl, and there aren’t any glaring weaknesses to be found on the depth chart.

Expectations in the locker room are going to be sky-high this coming season, as evidenced by the cocky comments running back Miles Sanders made this week that will surely place a target on Philadelphia’s back.

Miles Sanders places a target on the Eagles’ back with cocky declaration

Miles Sanders runs the ball against Washington.
Miles Sanders of the Philadelphia Eagles runs the ball against the Washington Football Team | Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Eagles entered the offseason with needs at wide receiver, defensive line, linebacker, and secondary. They satisfied the first one by trading for Brown on draft night to give Hurts a dominant No. 1 WR. They also signed former Indianapolis Colts wideout Zach Pascal in free agency.

As for the defensive line, Philadelphia re-signed Fletcher Cox, drafted Davis, and signed Reddick to bolster its unimpressive pass-rushing rotation. The Eagles fixed their worrisome LB problem by drafting Dean and signing Kyzir White. More recently, they shored up the secondary by signing Bradberry to pair with Darius Slay and adding Jaquiski Tartt to replace Rodney McLeod.

It’s been a brilliant offseason for Howie Roseman, but now comes the hard part.

With a much-improved roster and a more experienced Hurts under center, the Eagles will enter the 2022-23 season with legitimate Super Bowl expectations.

Speaking recently with Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports, Sanders said the team already feels “unstoppable.”

Oh man. We all feel like we’re on an all-star team, so we feel great. We feel unstoppable, I’m not gonna lie. The vibes are great, always have been. [Head coach] Nick Sirianni is doing a great job just keeping the vibes right, the chemistry good. We compete a lot in practice. But we’ve gotta see. Its gonna come down to camp, taking it day by day, putting everything together.

Miles Sanders

Confidence is key in the NFL, and Sanders and the Eagles clearly have an abundance of it. But labeling your team as unstoppable when you haven’t even won a playoff game with this core could be a recipe for disaster.

Players hear everything that’s said around this league, and you can bet the other NFC contenders will be itching to make Sanders eat his words this coming season. If you’re going to call yourselves an unstoppable all-star team, you better be able to back it up on the field.

The Eagles have quickly gone from the hunters to the hunted in the NFC.

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