Top running backs changing teams in the 2023 NFL season
D’Andre Swift – Detroit Lions to Philadelphia Eagles
Swift got traded from a team that didn’t make the playoffs to a team that just barely came up short in the Super Bowl, so I would say that he definitely made a huge upgrade. He is a huge improvement from Miles Sanders. This only improves the already stacked, young, and talented team. This could easily lead to another Eagles Super Bowl run.
Miles Sanders – Philadelphia Eagles to Carolina Panthers
On the topic of Miles Sanders, he will be a Panther this season. The Panthers are adding so many guys and they could be a sleeper team for sure. Don’t get me wrong, Miles Sanders is good, the Eagles just found someone better. But the Panthers should be an exciting team to watch.
David Montgomery – Chicago Bears to Detroit Lions
With the Lions losing both D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams, it was clear they needed to pick up a reliable running back. Montgomery isn’t the best or near the best but he is still pretty solid and will at least be a good secondary option for Detroit.
Jamaal Williams – Detroit Lions to New Orleans Saints
Jamaal Williams had a monster season with the Lions in 2023. However, he could not find an agreement to return with them so he chose to leave. The Saints were right there to pick him up and take him as their own. He was good behind D’Andre Swift, so why wouldn’t he be good behind Alvin Kamara? I love him as a player so I hope he has as much (if not, more) success in New Orleans.
Damien Harris – New England Patriots to Buffalo Bills
After four seasons with New England, Damien Harris decided it was time to go somewhere else. The Bills lost Devin Singletary and needed another solid running back so they quickly picked up Harris. Harris is pretty mediocre but I think it is still a good fit and pickup. It won’t hurt them so why not?
James Robinson – New York Jets to New York Giants
James Robinson was a star for the Jaguars, but he was also pretty inconsistent so when the Jets lost Breece Hall, the Jags traded him to New York. He finished out the year with them putting up some pretty solid numbers. Robinson will now still play in the same home stadium as he will backup Saquon Barkley. The Giants now have a monster running back room.