Boston Scott became a fan favorite in 2019 as his performance down the stretch helped propel the Eagles to the playoffs.
And he’s not done yet.
Scott joined the Eagle Eye podcast from Louisiana on Thursday afternoon to talk about the chance he’s had to reflect on his breakout performances late last season and some of his lofty goals going into Year 3 of his NFL career.
“Everything is earned,” Scott said. “I know going into this next year, organizations are going to be able to game plan, organizations are going to be able break down the film.
“So I know that, by no means, have I arrived. By no means have I made it. I gotta continue to work on my craft, continue to build on the things that I was able to do this past season moving forward and just continuing to build.”
After beginning the 2019 season on the practice squad, Scott said the best part of last season was being able to show his teammates how much can help them on the field and how much they can rely on him. He wants to continue that in 2020.
While Scott’s ultimate goal is to help the Eagles win a championship, and that comes first, he also sets personal goals for himself too.
Yeah, obviously, ultimately, I want to stay healthy. I want to be available,” Scott said. “That’s one of the biggest things. But I have goals for myself. I think it’s important as a player at this level to have that amount of confidence in yourself. I want to be the Offensive MVP. I want to bring that to my team. Those are goals that I want to accomplish. I want to be in the league for 10 years. Those are goals that I set for myself. All the greats they set those goals and then they chop away at it day by day and they see what happens.
Yeah, becoming the Offensive Player of the Year is a pretty lofty goal to set, especially for a player who is coming into the season as RB2. But having confidence — not being cocky — is important and it has gotten Scott this far.
Scott, 25, joined the Eagles late in the 2018 season after he was signed off the Saints’ practice squad. While he started the 2019 season, he was called up in October and by the end of the season was a huge part of the offense. His three-touchdown performance against the Giants in Week 17 earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
As great as that success was, he isn’t resting on it.
“But like I said, just having that confidence in myself and knowing and trusting in the process, trusting in the coaches, I know that this is just the beginning,” Scott said. “I haven’t reached the standard that I have for myself.”
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