Miles Sanders is disappointed with his lack of touches in the Super Bowl, via Steve Reed of the Associated Press:

“Last game of the season? For all of the marbles? Everybody can answer that question,” Sanders said when asked if he was disappointed by how he was used in the Super Bowl. “If they put themselves in my shoes, would they be happy? I don’t want to make headlines, (but) if it does, I don’t care.”

But Sanders said that isn’t the reason he left Philadelphia.

“I can get into that another day, maybe,” Sanders said. “Maybe you should ask them why I’m moving here.”


Miles Sanders quietly had the best season of his career last year, scoring 11 times and rushing for 1,269 yards. So it was surprising when Kenny Gainwell got more touches in the playoffs. Gainwell, in fairness, maximized them. Not to mention, on a team with Jalen Hurts, AJ Brown, Dallas Goedert, and DeVonta Smith, there are only so many touches to go around. It’s not like the Eagles’ offensive game plan didn’t work either. They put up the most points in a losing effort, ever.

Sanders would have some frustrating moments during the season with his inability to hit the hole or stay in bounds while the Eagles were trying to chew clock. You have to also wonder if him fumbling on his first two touches put him in the doghouse early:

At the end of the day, Howie Roseman had to decide, like most GMs around the league, that there are more important positions to pay before the running back. Sanders signed for $25.4 million. He’s guaranteed $13 million. The entire Eagles’ running back room isn’t making a third of that combined and you can argue it’s better and deeper than last year’s. It’s just business.