Miles Sanders delivers honest take on Eagles future ahead of 2022 season
The Philadelphia Eagles are set to soon face a notable dilemma regarding Miles Sanders’ future with the team.
As it stands, Sanders has a mere one more season remaining on his rookie contract, as he is set to have a $1.7 million cap hit for the 2022 campaign.
From Sanders’ standpoint, as he told CBS Sports, he would much welcome the opportunity to stay put with the Eagles past the upcoming season.
“Whatever happens, happens,” Sanders said. “I love Philadelphia as a city. I love the Eagles as a program. I love the fans. I hope the fans love me back. I would love to stay in Philadelphia, and that’s all I got to say.”
Sanders was also asked about the possibility of signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers, as he would not have to leave the state of Pennsylvania for such a move. The versatile running back did not turn down such a scenario.
“Hey, like I say, whatever happens, whoever wants to bless me and change my life again, then yeah, it’s whatever,” Sanders said. “I’m with whatever, if that’s what happens.”
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman has opted to not publicly open up about Sanders’ future in Philadelphia. At the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine in March, he noted that he would “never” touch on contract negotiations about any player on the team.
“We’ll never discuss contract negotiations with any player,” Roseman said. “It’s private business – the player’s business, really – and we want to keep that as private as we can. … We haven’t even seen everything Miles can give this team. Obviously, he’s been really productive. I know he wants to get in the end zone, as well. But I think the best is yet to come from Miles.”
Sanders is coming off of a 2021 season where he ended up tallying a total of 912 yards from scrimmage and also did not score a single touchdown over the course of the campaign.
In the big picture, Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts will have running backs such as Sanders, Boston Scott, and Kenneth Gainwell as options to balance out the offense in the coming season.