LeGarrette Blount is an Eagle, and compared to other speculated landing spots (like the Giants), it's a good situation for him. With Philadelphia, he goes from one of the best spots for a touchdown-scoring running back to another.
Last year New England running backs (this is running backs only, leaving out touchdowns by other positions) scored 18 TDs on the ground. (All Blount.) Running backs from only three teams scored more. But Philadelphia was also pretty good, scoring 14 TDs from running backs. That tied for 7th.
|RUNNING BACK RUSHING, 2016|
I've had this theory that Blount isn't particularly good; that he put up great numbers last year simply because he was in a great offense with an elite quarterback, scoring easy touchdowns because he got so many opportunities. Stevan Ridley, for example, succeeded in New England where he might not have anywhere else. Jonas Gray had that huge game for the Patriots, and he's out of the league.
But Blount will again go to a team with a good offensive line, and once they release Ryan Mathews, won't have anyone to compete for inside running chances besides Wendell Smallwood. Looks like a good signing.