Since winning the Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles will have to face questions on how to maintain their world champion roster. A crowded backfield – consisting of LeGarrette Blount, Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement, Darren Sproles, and others – is something GM Howie Roseman will have to clear up before the 2018 season.
Philadelphia’s leading rusher, LeGarrette Blount, is set to become a free agent in March. The man himself has made it clear that he’d like to stay a part of the Eagles, citing his relationship with the team and in particular running backs coach Duce Staley.
"It's early, so we'll see. Obviously I like it a lot there. They like me a lot there. It's a mutual respect."
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 19, 2018
Later calling Philadelphia “a place that I love,” Blount stands to be the first leading Philadelphia RB to return for a second season since LeSean McCoy in 2014.
The real question is whether or not the Eagles want to bring Blount back. Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement are already on contract through the next year, and the injured Darren Sproles has expressed a desire to return to the team.