The Philadelphia Eagles are fortunate to have one of the best running backs in the NFL. LeSean McCoy is going to be a 1300-plus-yard, 15-plus-touchdown back as long as he stays healthy, and the Eagles running game will flourish for several more years to come.
Key phrase? As long as he stays healthy.
With the recent troubles the Eagles have had with injuries—Michael Vick, Jeremy Maclin, Stewart Bradley and Antonio Dixon just to name a few—having a capable backup will be extremely important. In fact, not only will the second-stringer be available in the case of an injury, but having a change-of-pace back or even a red-zone threat is something the Eagles should fancy.
They tried to acquire that when they signed Ronnie Brown, but his atrocious season sent him packing.
Given that, here are five running backs (plus grades) that could be Philadelphia's backup.
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