By Anne Burke
Appearing on NBC Sports Philly’s Takeoff with John Clark podcast, Miles Sanders said,:
“I need more opportunities” when asked what he needs to get better at this season.
“Um, well, being consistent, more consistent,” Sanders said, but it sounded like he was holding back before eventually saying he wanted more touches.
Clark asked Sanders if he wants to be “used more,” and Sanders answered, “I would love to.”
Sanders was right at the top of the league last season in yards per carry, averaging a robust 5.5 yards per rush, but he somehow failed to score a touchdown despite seeing 20 red-zone carries, including 10 inside the 10-yard line and five inside the five.
Asked #Eagles RB Miles Sanders how A.J. Brown's addition has changed the mentality for 2022.
Sanders: "Oh man. We all feel like we're on an all-star team … We feel unstoppable, I'm not gonna lie. The vibes are great."
— Cody Benjamin (@CodyJBenjamin) June 28, 2022
Jalen Hurts and Jordan Howard just had better touchdown luck, scoring a combined 12 touchdowns on the ground inside 10 yards.
Howard remains unsigned, so perhaps Sanders will get more chances that he wants, but he admitted this offense isn’t necessarily one that’s going to rely on one running back. Sanders is currently being drafted as a high-end RB3 in fantasy.