Eagles RB Miles Sanders doubles down on bold prediction for 2020 season
Seeing that he’ll have an increased workload in his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles, Miles Sanders shared a video where he predicted that he’ll win MVP in 2020. Despite the unlikeliness of his expectation, Sanders doubled down on his prediction for next season.
Earlier this week, Sanders posted a video on social media that showed him saying that he’ll win the NFL’s MVP Award next season. The Eagles’ second-year running back reiterated his confidence in winning MVP in 2020, via his official Twitter account.
“My confidence is through the roof and I know what I can do for this team,” Sanders wrote. “I ain’t apologizing for saying that, just don’t be surprised when it happen!”
Just a year ago, Philadelphia utilized the No. 53 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to select Sanders. As a rookie with the Eagles, Sanders would share touches with Jordan Howard for the majority of the season.
Despite sharing the backfield duties, Sanders finished last season with 818 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. At the same time, the Penn State product hauled in 50 receptions for 509 yards and another three touchdowns.
Most impressively, Sanders led all rookie running backs with yards from scrimmage a season ago with 1,327 total yards. Josh Jacobs, a first-round pick for the Las Vegas Raiders, finished behind Sanders with 1,316 yards from scrimmage in 2019. With Howard leaving in free agency, Sanders should see a more prominent role in 2020.
Over the years, the NFL’s MVP Award has typically gone to a quarterback. Since 2010, nine of the past 10 MVP winners were of the quarterback variety.
The last non-quarterback to win the MVP Award was Adrian Peterson in 2012 with the Minnesota Vikings. While the odds are stacked against him, Sanders has the utmost confidence in himself to achieve great things with the Eagles next season.