Saquon Barkley to Eagles: Here are the two franchise greats owner Jeffrey Lurie compared newest RB with

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Saquon Barkley broke the mold for how the Philadelphia Eagles view running backs. The Eagles have not given a multi-year contract to a running back since Howie Roseman re-emerged as general manager in 2016 prior to Barkley, significantly contributing toward the devaluing of the position.

The Eagles viewed Barkley as a generational player. He is the three-down running back the franchise has sought since having these two franchise greats in the Andy Reid-era. 

“I think with Saquon, one of the things we always talk about, whether it was LeSean McCoy, Brian Westbrook, is the value of a running back is it’s not even the word of the title ‘running back,’  Lurie said at the NFL Annual Meetings this week. “You have to be a great passing attack running back as well. For us, it’s got to be multifunctional.

“And he exhibited a very special skill set both in the running and the passing game that we think certainly can be maximized by being on a team with better skill positions, quarterback, offensive line. So, it was a strategy to go.”

Ironically, the Eagles went to two…

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Author : Jeff Kerr

Publish date : 2024-03-29 13:45:26

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