Boston Scott Posts Emotional Goodbye to Eagles After Rams Signing

After signing with the LA Rams earlier this week, former Philadelphia Eagles RB Boston Scott has posted an emotional goodbye letter on social media.
Boston Scott has penned a goodbye letter to Eagles fans.
Boston Scott has penned a goodbye letter to Eagles fans. / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

A big part of the NFL experience has to do with players coming and going. Whether it's free agency or a trade that shakes up the roster, football enthusiasts know that their favorite player could leave town at any given moment. That's what Philadelphia Eagles fans experienced when long-time running back Boston Scott left town to join the LA Rams on a one-year deal earlier this week.

Scott, 29, has been with the Eagles since he was signed off the New Orleans Saints' practice squad as a rookie in 2018. While he was never the best rusher throughout his time in Philly, he was a fan favorite until the end and his presence will be missed both on the gridiron and off the field.

Scott meant a lot to the team, city, and fans and it's clear that the feeling is mutual based on his latest social media post.

Eagles News: Boston Scott Posts Goodbye Letter

Scott took to X (formerly Twitter) to post an emotional goodbye letter to the city of Philadelphia. The former 2018 sixth-rounder begins his message by thanking God for "using a nobody like me to inspire" other football players who may faced an uphill battle to reach their dreams.

Scott then thanks Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and general manager Howie Roseman "for taking a chance on me." The veteran rusher describes how a "rugged" city like Philadephia was the perfect destination for him because it "matched my mentality."

"Through all the ups and downs, the love and the hate, I can walk away from [Philadelphia] knowing I gave my absolute everything to you.... My opportunities were limited but I know I did my best to make the most of them."

Boston Scott

From being a Day 3 pick to being banished to the Saints' practice squad, Scott overcame a lot to have a decent run with the Eagles. The ex-Louisiana Tech RB suited up in 75 games for Philadelphia across six seasons, turning 302 carries into 1,295 rushing yards, hauling in 71 balls for 566 receiving yards, and scoring a total of 17 TDs.

Even though it's going to be tough seeing him in a different jersey, Eagles fans wish Scott nothing but the best in his future endeavors. Having said that, the Philly faithful won't have to wait long to see him again considering that the Eagles have a road game scheduled against the Rams next season (date TBD).

If winning a championship is Scott's main goal, he may have hitched himself to the wrong horse. As we enter May, the Eagles currently own the seventh-best Super Bowl LIX odds (+1400) while the Rams are further down the list at 14th (+3200), per FanDuel Sportsbook.

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