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Boston Scott named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 17

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NFL: DEC 29 Eagles at Giants Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images


Eagles running back Boston Scott has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance during Philadelphia’s Week 17 victory over the New York Giants.

The award is well-deserved. Scott scored three touchdowns and gained 138 total yards from scrimmage in a game the Eagles needed to win in order to clinch the NFC East.

It’s pretty crazy to think Scott is out here winning an NFC Offensive Player of the Week award after beginning the season as the fifth running back option on the team. Scott was previously on the practice squad while the Eagles had Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, Darren Sproles, and Corey Clement on the 53-man roster.

Scott wasn’t called up from the practice squad until Clement went on injured reserve in mid-October. Scott didn’t see significant playing time in the Eagles’ offense until Week 14. As recently as Week 13, he went through a game without a single offensive touch.

The Eagles originally signed Scott off the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad during the 2018 season. There was thought he would be the team’s Sproles replacement in 2019 but then the Eagles re-signed Sproles himself. The Eagles were fortunate that Scott wasn’t claimed off waivers or signed away from their practice squad prior to promoting him this year. He’s added much-needed juice to the Eagles’ offense.

Scott figures to continue to have a big role in the offense moving forward, especially with Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard both coming off injury.

Here’s to Bosco — The Secret Code.

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