Boston Scott is now officially under contract for the 2021 NFL season. The Philadelphia Eagles running back signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender on Thursday afternoon.
The Eagles originally tendered Scott earlier this month. This left him with two options:
1) Sign the one-year tender worth $850,000.
2) Stop playing in the NFL.
Pretty obvious choice for the 25-year-old, who is currently the oldest running back under contract for 2021. The only other players at Ward’s position include Miles Sanders, Jason Huntley, Adrian Killins, and Elijah Holyfield. Philly will likely add to that position through the NFL Draft and/or undrafted rookie free agency.
Here’s what we previously wrote about Scott in BGN’s offseason position series:
REVIEW: Scott was pretty solid for No. 2 running back standards. He was efficient as a runner. His yards per reception mark ranked 10th at his position and he didn’t drop a pass. The diminutive Scott was subpar in pass protection with seven total pressures allowed, which ranked tied for ninth-most among running backs.
OUTLOOK: Scott, who turns 26 in April, is an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason. This means the Eagles will likely offer him a minimum contract and he’ll have to accept it. After seeing the success Nyheim Hines has had in Indy, maybe Nick Sirianni can help get similar production out of BoSco.
Scott will be a restricted free agent next offseason.
Eagles 2021 free agents update
DT Hassan Ridgeway — Re-signs 1-year contract with the Eagles
LB Alex Singleton — Re-signs 1-year ERFA tender
WR Greg Ward — Re-signs 1-year ERFA tender
RB Boston Scott — Re-signs 1-year ERFA tender
S Jalen Mills — Signs 4-year, $24 million contract with the New England Patriots
P Cameron Johnston — Signs 3-year, $8 million contract with the Houston Texans
S Rudy Ford — Signs 2-year, $4.1 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars
DE Vinny Curry — Signs 1-year, $1.3 million contract with the New York Jets
LB Duke Riley — Signs 1-year contract with the Miami Dolphins
LB Nathan Gerry — Signs 1-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers
OT Jason Peters
QB Nate Sudfeld
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
TE Richard Rodgers
CB Cre’Von LeBlanc
RB Corey Clement
TE Josh Perkins