3. D’Andre Swift
Even though D’Andre Swift has only impacted two games, I don’t think you’ll find any Eagles fans who want to argue that he doesn’t belong on the list. Because his impact has been something special.
Swift technically made his Eagles debut in Week 1 with 3 yards on 1 carry. He barely played in that game though, and Week 2 was when he truly debuted with Kenny Gainwell hurt.
Swift erupted for an all-timer in that Thursday Night Football clash with the Vikings, rushing for 175 yards on 28 carries (6.25 yards per carry) and 1 touchdown. He carried Philly to victory and established himself as the clear RB1. But he couldn’t keep up that ridiculous efficiency, right?
Instead of keeping it up, he one-upped it. Swift only saw 16 carries in Week 3 (to a frustrating 14 for Gainwell), but he ripped off 130 yards on those carries, averaging 8.1 per.
The offensive line gets plenty of credit for his success, sure. But when you have Swift averaging 6.84 yards per carry and Gainwell averaging 3.46? Well then that’s not just the o-line.
It’s not often you see a running back carry an offense in today’s NFL, but Swift has absolutely been doing that. If Jalen Hurts wasn’t so dang good at QB sneaks, we’d be talking about Swift leading us with some nice touchdown production too.