Veteran NFL running back Boston Scott has signed a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Scott, a dynamic offensive playmaker, spent the first five years of his career with the Eagles.
The #Eagles aren’t done in the backfield: The team agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth about $2 million with RB Boston Scott, per source.
Fans’ favorite “Giant Killer” is back for a sixth season in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/vcU7RyP0QB
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2023
Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles, Agree to Contract
To date, Boston Scott has been a fantastic committee back. On the one hand, he could be a lead-back in a backfield rotation. There is the argument he has been limited in the Eagles system. However, one cannot deny that he has thrived in his role since being drafted.
Back in college, Scott only had 793 yards rushing over his first four years at Louisiana Tech. Then, in 2017, his breakout campaign of 1,047 yards rushing drew the attention of the NFL. Then, in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the New Orleans Saints selected him 201st overall. Scott was then placed on the practice squad, after having made it on the 53-man roster in September.
Three months later, the Eagles brought Scott on to their 53-man roster from the Saints practice squad. In the following season, Scott rushed for 245 yards and five touchdowns on 61 carries while catching 24 receptions for 204 yards.
Scott’s role rose in the 2020 NFL season by becoming the backup running back as he played all 16 games for the Eagles. He had one of his better single-season performances that season by rushing for 374 yards and a touchdown on 80 carries while catching 25 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown.
Scott became a role player in the Eagles’ RPO-orientated offense installed by Head Coach Nick Sirianni in 2021. He rushed for 373 yards and seven touchdowns on 87 carries that season. Scott was a part of the Eagles’ top-ranked rushing offense along with dual-threat quarterback Jalen Hurts and running back Miles Sanders.
This past season, Scott was a key contributor to the Eagles offensive breakthrough. He rushed for 217 yards on 54 carries in the Eagles’ Super Bowl LVII contending team.
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