Eagles Stay or Go 2024: Moving on from D’Andre Swift? originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro bring back Stay or Go in 2024, trying to figure out the futures of every Eagles player on the roster.
We already looked at quarterback.
Up today: Running back
Roob: Gainwell is the only running back under contract with NFL experience, and his ability, versatility and modest 2024 $1.13 million cap hit, courtesy of his 5th-round rookie contract, make him a lock to be here in 2024. Nick Sirianni really likes Gainwell, who had a strong second half after a slow start this past year. He’s got 1,500 scrimmage yards and 12 touchdowns in limited playing time the last three seasons – about 5.9 touches per game. He’ll never be THE guy, but he can be a pretty valuable piece.
Dave: As a fifth-round pick in 2021, Gainwell is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract and has a palatable contract in 2024. It’s not like Gainwell has grown into a feature back during the first three years of his NFL career but he has been a valuable member of the Eagles’ backfield. He had another productive year in 2023 with 364 rushing yards and 183 receiving yards. The Eagles still need to find another back to be their lead guy next season but there’s no reason they shouldn’t keep Gainwell around for one more season.
Roob: Nichols had a huge 2021 season for Central Michigan – more than 1,800 rushing yards and 2,200 scrimmage yards, both leading all Bowl Subdivision RBs. That season put him on the map, and he’s an interesting guy. He’s a big dude at 5-11, 220, and should be fun to watch in training camp, kind of like a physical Trey Sermon inside power back type of dude. But if he’s here it’ll be on the practice squad.
Dave: The Eagles didn’t sign Nichols to their practice squad until October so we didn’t get to see him in training camp. The Packers actually drafted…
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Publish date : 2024-02-13 12:00:00
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