Confirmed: Darren Sproles wants one last Super Bowl run with Eagles
The 8-1 Eagles have been well-rounded in all areas this season — except special teams.
Philadelphia traded their primary return man, Jalen Reagor, a week before the season got underway, leaving the job up for grabs. Undrafted rookie Britain Covey got the nod but has been uninspiring returning kicks through nine weeks.
Frankly, the entire special teams unit has been lackluster since the Chip Kelly era. The Eagles have just one punt return TD since 2015 (Reagor in 2020) and haven’t taken a kickoff to the house since 2016.
There may be one guy available who can change that.
On a recent episode of the Up & Adams Show, former Eagle Darren Sproles stated that he’s ready to go if Philly needs him:
.@DarrenSproles on returning to the NFL 👀⁰⁰“I can give you a great playoff run – just like how Weddle did.”— Up & Adams (@UpAndAdamsShow) November 18, 2022
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“If they called me right now to go catch some punts, I think I can still do it. I could give them a great playoff run.”
Sproles, 39, had four punt return TDs during his 4-year tenure in Philadelphia, averaging 11.7 yards per return. The Eagles have already added two players who thrived in the last decade (Linval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh); adding one more in an area of need would help Philadelphia secure their second Super Bowl title.
The 3-time Pro Bowler officially retired in 2020 after 15 seasons and is currently ranked sixth all-time in all-purpose yards (19,696).
One of a kind. Congratulations on an incredible career, @DarrenSproles.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/Whgxjp3t75— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 21, 2019
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