Free agency has been wild for Philadelphia, to say the least. With 20 players up for grabs, the Eagles have only signed two back for another season, including running back Boston Scott.
On Tuesday, March 14, both Scott and the Eagles came to terms on a one-year deal worth $2 million. This will be his sixth season in Philadelphia.
BOSTON SCOTT SIGNS ONE-YEAR DEAL
The 27-year-old began his career with the New Orleans Saints in 2018, but never played on the field for them. He was signed off their practice squad by the Philadelphia Eagles, making his professional debut during the 2019 season.
Shortly thereafter, Scott gained his name as “The Giants Killer” when he rushed 19 times for 54 yards and three touchdowns against the New York rivalry. The Eagles clinched a playoff spot that year and Scott was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. He continued to excel against the Giants, scoring 11 of his 20 career touchdowns against them.
Last season, Scott played 15 games, starting in two of them. He completed 54 carries for 217 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Entering free agency alongside fellow running back Miles Sanders, fans weren’t sure how the tides would turn. But, the Eagles came to an agreement with Scott on Tuesday, March 14, signing him to a one-year deal.
As for Sanders, who had a career-high in 2022, he likely won’t be back. The Eagles also signed former Seattle Seahawks Rashaad Penny this week. The team also has second-year Kenneth Gainwell.
For the 2023 season, Scott will likely be used as a rotational running back and kick returner.