SWIFT’S 175 YARDS PROOF HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN RB1 IN WEEK 1!

By Sandy Kelly

D’Andre Swift’s 175 rushing yards on 28 carries proves the Eagles should have leaned on him as RB1 in the first game against the Pats, and not Kenny Gainwell.

It also shows that a team can put together an effective running game without paying a lot of money to any one running back.

Last year, Miles Sanders rushed for 1,269, averaging 4.9 yards per carry and scoring 11 touchdowns. He became a free agent. The Eagles let him walk. The Panthers gave him a four-year contract with an average value of $6.35 million per year.

The Eagles opted instead to embrace a four-headed approach at the position, with Gainwell, Swift, Boston Scott, and Rashaad Penny. And their cumulative cap numbers for 2023 is only $6.009 million.

Swift is in the final year of his contract. He’ll become a free agent in 2024. And someone else might offer him more than the Eagles will pay.

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