Training camp is full of hype. For the Philadelphia Eagles, Kenneth Gainwell is gaining some steam. The young running back showed some promise last season, but he is looking to take another step. Some Eagles fans even believe he could be the starting RB by season’s end this year. Eagles star OT Lane Johnson took that sentiment a step further.

It’s quite the comparison for the young Eagles RB. Westbrook is one of the greatest offensive players in franchise history. You can’t explain the history of the Philadelphia Eagles without mentioning Brian Westbrook. If Gainwell has anywhere close to that impact for the team, the Eagles and their fans will be ecstatic.

Gainwell has a long way to go before getting mentioned as a top RB in the league, but the team believes in him. He was an efficient piece of the offense, and many believe that he has  more upside than current starter Miles Sanders.

Gainwell had over 500 total yards for the Eagles last season as well as six touchdowns. He has always been dynamic in the red zone, so expect to see plenty more of him in that area this season and beyond. Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni and co. need to get him more involved. Clearly, their best offensive lineman thinks that, too.

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