Darren Sproles: “If The Right Team Calls, Then I Go Back”


Free agent RB Darren Sproles tells David Chao on the Pro Football Doc Podcast” that he’s open and willing to return if the right team reaches out to him.

When asked if he’s done playing, Sproles said: “If the right team call. If the right team call, then I go back.”

Chao followed up asking whether his decision to possibly return in 2019 is due to the injuries he’s dealt with in recent years. 

That’s my whole thing. That’s my whole thing. I want a full year. I want a full year,” Sproles said, via Bleedinggreennation.com. “Actually want to get up to like, top four or five in all-purpose yards … like, ever. Right now I’m No. 6. If I would’ve played a whole season last year, I would’ve been No. 4 right now.

Sproles also said that he would like to actually play in a Super Bowl, even though he got a ring from his time with the Eagles. 

Yeah, but. See, like, me … I want to play in the Super Bowl. You know what I’m saying? I was on the team, yeah, but I want to play in the Super Bowl,” Sproles said. 

Last week, Adam Schefter said during an appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic that Sproles would prefer to play for one of his old teams, as opposed to going to a new franchise in the event he returns.

“I think he’d like to go back to one of the teams he’s played for in the past, the Eagles, the Saints, or the Chargers, Schefter said. “I think at the appropriate time when a team comes calling, he will be willing to listen to what they have to say. Right now, it’s not like he thinks, ‘I got to be at OTAs in Philadelphia or OTAs in New Orleans’ . . . if somebody wants him at the appropriate time, I think he’ll be enticed to wind up playing.

Sproles, 35, is a former fourth-round pick of the Chargers back in 2005. He spent five years in San Diego before signing on with the Saints in 2011. New Orleans later traded him to the Eagles for the 2014 season.

Sproles played out the final year of his two-year, $8 million contract before signing a one-year, $1.415 million contract with the Eagles last year. 

Sproles is currently an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

In 2018, Sproles appeared in six games for the Eagles and rushed for 120 yards on 29 carries to go along with 15 receptions for 160 yards and three total touchdowns.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.