NFL News: LeGarrette Blount Expected to Succeed With Philadelphia Eagles; Will New England Patriots Miss RB?
LeGarrette Blount headlined NFL news recently after reaching an agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is projected to still be an efficient and successful running back despite switching teams. This leads to one question and that is if the New England Patriots will be missing his services.
In an episode of Good Morning Football, this matter was discussed. Peter Schrager believes New England is going to miss Blount, especially following a splendid outing from him during the 2016 NFL season. The veteran rusher recorded career-bests 299 carries for 1,161 yards and 18 touchdowns in the Patriots' previous campaign. Although Schrager emphasized that there are not many players who left Foxborough and achieved success with different teams.
Kyle Brandt, on the other hand, has a different opinion. He thinks the Patriots are okay without Blount and added that they would not have let him go if they will miss him. He also mentioned that the reigning NFL champions have Mike Gillislee.
Nate Burleson agreed with Brandt, although he is optimistic about Blount's future in Philadelphia. He predicted that the 30-year-old will again tally double-digit rushing touchdowns and stated that the signing is a "win-win" for both sides. Burleson opined that if the running back has 10 to 12 touchdowns for the Eagles in the 2017 NFL season, then New England may have committed a mistake.
Kay Adams does not think so. She explained that even if Blount have impressive numbers, the only way for the Patriots to long for him is if something bad happens with their running game.
Before Blount struck a deal with Philadelphia, it was reported that New England had a last-ditch effort to make him stay. The Patriots used a rare franchise tag on him. Unfortunately, this failed to discourage the Eagles who still pursued the two-time Super Bowl winner.
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