Darren Sproles tried to fight Carson Wentz, gives Eagles fans one more reason to love him
Darren Sproles was always an all-time fan favorite during his time in Philadelphia. The undersized Eagles’ running back was a constant home run threat anytime he had the football in his hands. Sproles reportedly was also the one guy willing to stand up to Carson Wentz, after he was complaining in the Eagles locker room how nobody appreciated him in the middle of the Eagles’ Super Bowl run.
In a report earlier last week, Jeff McLane noted that that during the playoffs, Wentz was whining about how nobody appreciated him to a group of veteran players ahead of the NFC Championship Game.
“According to McLane, after tearing his ACL, Wentz voiced his displeasure with the team’s success with his injured teammates. Another Eagle immediately confronted him, and the two had to be separated. This whole interaction was ahead of the NFC Championship, which Philadelphia, of course, won in a massive blowout.”
Remember how happy you were on February 4th 2018? Carson was miserable. Consider that the next time you feel the urge to think he wasn’t that bad. He was a villain.
Luckily for Philly, Darren Sproles was a hero willing to stand up to Carson Wentz
Among the group of players that Wentz was complaining to was Darren Sproles, who was out for the year with a broken forearm and torn ACL.
Former Eagles and Washington return man Brian Mitchell hosts a sports talk show down in DC on 106.7 The Fan. Being a football guy it’s no surprise he was none too pleased for The Commanders to be the landing spot for Carson Wentz.
On Thursday’s here’s what Mitchell had to say while commenting on Wentz to the Commanders.
“And he damn sure wasn’t happy about them going on a run when he wasn’t playing. He was, ‘I don’t feel comfortable with them winning it without me. This doesn’t feel good.’ Until Darren Sproles almost whipped his ass.”
The very next day Eagles Super Bowl hero LeGarrette Blount basically confirmed this version of events.
“So, I don’t know the full details of it because I wasn’t there. I just got kind of like a light version of it, and I guess, from my understanding, him and Sproles kind of … I guess Nick [Foles] had a great game, or he brought us back, or he was balling, or whatever it was, it was one of those games for him …, and I guess something was said about our success, would it still be the same if Carson didn’t play [at all in 2017 and Foles started the whole season]
And I guess he was supposedly like, ‘I don’t agree with that. I don’t think that would have been the case. I don’t think we would have been as good if I wasn’t here.’ I know it’s probably way more detailed than that, but that’s just kind of the watered-down version of it.”
Look, I get it. Wentz was having an amazing season with the Eagles, got injured, and Nick Foles game in and led this team to their first Super Bowl in franchise history with God-like performances in the NFC Championship game and Super Bowl.
However, for Wentz to bring any type of negativity into that locker room is ridiculous and totally unnecessary. He was injured. Obviously, he couldn’t play so why try to make it about yourself?
With Carson Wentz acting like such a loser, my only regret about this story is that Sproles didn’t go full Rocky-mode and knock out Wentz right then and there in the locker room. Never mind that Carson Wentz has about a foot height advantage and a probably a solid 50 lbs of weight in his favor. They still had to be separated.
Darren Sproles is an absolute beast.
Maybe if that happened, Wentz could have learned a valuable lesson and his career could have been saved. Now he’s a member of the Washington Commanders which is QB purgatory.
Eagles fans spent years arguing over Carson Wentz and his ability to lead. Meanwhile the Eagles locker room was painfully aware of his mental weakness. Also, shout out Alshon Jeffery because apparently he was right about everything, but that’s a story for another day.
If you have a 43 jersey maybe put that thing on and listen to the soundtrack to Rocky IV. Feel free to shadow box while looking at a picture of Wentz.
Mandatory Credit: AP Photo (Wentz)/The News Journal (Sproles)/ United Artists (Rocky IV)