Bringing the 25-year-old back was always a high possibility, especially now that he’s full healthy and ready to go once camp rolls around.
The Glassboro native has had his fair share of ups and downs during his NFL career. He burst onto the scene as an undrafted rookie in 2017, racking up 444 total yards and six touchdowns during the regular season. He then cemented his name in Eagles lure with an electrifying performance in Super Bowl 52, as he became the only Eagles player to ever gain at least 100 yards receiving in a Super Bowl.
He caught four balls for 100 yards and a touchdown, including a 55-yard catch and run to set up the Philly Special at the end of the first half.
After a stellar rookie campaign, he figured to be a reliable third down back for years to come in Philly. But unfortunately, injuries got in the way of that. He hasn’t finished a season healthy since 2017, suiting up in just four games this past season.
At just 25 years old, his career seems far from over. He’ll need to have a bounce back year in 2020 to prove 2017 wasn’t just a fluke.
With Miles Sanders and Boston Scott primed to take on bigger roles next season, Clement still has the opportunity to provide the offense with some production through the receiving game, as well as a core special teamer for Dave Fipp.
Although, both Sanders and Scott showcased some solid pass catching ability last season, so ideally Clement could fill the short yardage and goal line role for Duce Staley’s group.
He’s not exactly a bruiser, but he’s also not really an elusive back either. If the coaching staff informs Clement of this new role for him, he’ll have the rest of the offseason to prepare and alter his training regiment to put on some mass.
Clement was a fan favorite during the Super Bowl run in 2017. Hopefully, he can capture that same magic in his return to Philly.