Another free agent lost.
On Wednesday, it was announced that the Carolina Panthers signed running back Miles Sanders. Sanders has played with the Philadelphia Eagles for his entire career — four seasons.
MILES SANDERS LEAVES PHILLY DESPITE WANTING TO STAY
After joining the NFL in 2019, Sanders began his career in Philadelphia. In Week 15, he surpassed LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson for the most rushing yards and the most all-purpose yards by a rookie in franchise history. Despite the inability to exceed 1,000+ yards, Sanders finished with 818 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns, along with 509 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.
During the 2020 and 2021 season, he missed the 1,000+ yard mark again, becoming one of the most underrated running backs in the league. However, Sanders returned in 2022, playing a career-best. The 26-year-old finished multiple games with 100+ yards, completing 1,269 rushing yards total — the 5th most in the league. He also had 259 carries and 11 touchdowns, both ranking 8th. Sanders was selected for his first Pro Bowl.
Finishing four seasons with Philadelphia, Sanders made it known that he wanted to remain an Eagle. However, on Tuesday, Howie Roseman signed former Seattle Seahawks Rashaad Penny. The move hinted at the end of Sanders’ tenure as an Eagle. It was then followed by a Twitter post from Sanders, thanking the City of Philadelphia.
To the city of Philadelphia Thank You from the bottom of my heart. 🏾
— Miles Sanders (@BoobieMilesXXIV) March 14, 2023
On Wednesday, the Eagles then signed running back Boston Scott to a one-year deal, further solidifying the Penny-Gainwell-Scott trio.
With Sanders on the open market, the Carolina Panthers signed him to a four-year deal. There is still no word on how much he will earn.
The running back then took to Instagram writing, “Since I was 7 years old, all I wanted was to play in the NFL. Philly made my dreams come true. Thank you for the unforgettable experience. Not looking forward to being a visitor at the Linc, but can’t wait to see y’all again.”
Luckily for Sanders, the Panthers won’t be playing the Eagles during the 2024 regular-season.