After suffering a horrifying injury in week 3 of the regular season in which he tore his ACL and broke his arm in the same play, many wondered whether or not Darren Sproles would return.
Alas, after seeing the Eagles winning a Super Bowl ring, he wanted one more shot at the championship he so rightfully deserves. The Philadelphia Eagles posted this on twitter less than an hour after the draft had closed its curtains.
#Eagles have agreed to terms with RB Darren Sproles.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/KgKD8bgg6R
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 28, 2018
There is no denying the injury to Sproles sparked a catalyst. The Eagles brought back Kenjon Barner and later traded for Jay Ajayi, who went on to take over the leading role in Pederson’s committee effort.
Sproles may be 34 years of age, but he’s shown next to no signs of slowing down, injuries aside. In 2016, he had a career high in carries and averaged 4.7 yards on them, becoming an instrumental weapon for Carson Wentz in his rookie season.
All of a sudden, the decision not to draft a running back makes total sense. The world forgot about the little engine that could, but he will make them all remember soon enough.
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