This weekend, NFL Insider Adam Caplan joined Dave Spadaro on PhiladelphiaEagles.com, and had extremely high praise for the Eagles’ trio of running backs, LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and Felix Jones.
“I’d have to say, if Felix Jones is healthy, this is best group of running backs in the league,” said Caplan. “Adrian Peterson is the best back in the league, but (from) one to three tell me a team that’s deeper than this.”
Caplan poses a good question. Are there any teams more deep and talented at RB than the Eagles? Personally, I’d trade all three of the Eagles’ backs for Adrian Peterson in a heartbeat, but Peterson aside, I think Caplan makes a strong case.
Here’s a menu of other teams around the league (listed in alphabetical order) who might be in the conversation, and their backs from one-to-three (via Ourlads’ depth charts). I’ll quickly note here that the Patriots have LaGarrett Blount as their 4th back, but he does not appear in the chart below: