D'Andre Swift
Kenny Gainwell Leads Two-Minute Eagles’ Offense
11 months ago

Kenny Gainwell continues to stand out in training camp and is the lead running back in the 2-minute offense. 

Despite the addition of D’Andre Swift and Rashaad Penny this off-season, Philadelphia is intent on making this a three-headed backfield in 2023. Kenneth Gainwell is receiving the majority of snaps in the 2-minute offense thus far in training camp. A role that could have more meaning in 2022 with the Eagles facing a much more competitive schedule. 

 

Gainwell was actually No. 16 in target share among running backs in 2021 despite a limited snap count. However, that role didn’t materialize last season, and he failed to garner double-digit opportunities in any regular season game. Although he did seize a much larger role in the playoffs, out-touching Miles Sanders 40 to 36 in three games. 

 

Looking forward to 2023 and Gainwell is clearly No. 3 on the depth chart going into the pre-season. Nonetheless, ahead of him on the depth chart are two running backs with an extensive injury history. Gainwell is capable of filling a rushing or receiving role in this offense, and will have flex upside if either were to miss time.