According to reports earlier this week, the New Orleans Saints were going to release Darren Sproles yesterday. Also yesterday, the reports decided to change and it appeared as if the Saints were going to look to trade him elsewhere. No one really knows what’s going on, and that includes Sproles himself.
— Nick Mathews (@Nick_Mathews) March 12, 2014
So yea. He’s likely on his way out on way or another. The question is where and for how much?
If I’m the Texans, I would try and make a trade for the playmaker. I usually am against trading away anything for a running back but Sproles is a different player. He’s an electrifying running back who is capable of making plays out of the backfield as a receiver. He is also a great special teams player, something the Texans could certainly use.
Sproles, 30, has 2,221 career rushing yards, good for a 5.1 yards per carry average. His 3,381 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns as a receiver shows his playmaking abilities, not to mention Sproles’ 5 career special teams touchdowns.
The Texans don’t have a great backup running back option at this time, and the Texans would be wise to bring in a valuable veteran weapon such as Sproles. Sproles is owed $4.25 million on the last year of his deal. It shouldn’t cost the Texans more than a Day 3 draft pick.
What do you think Texans fans?
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