Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Despite coming off a leg injury that cut his 2017 campaign short, Darren Sproles is set to return in 2018 and will hit the open market in March. While older running backs aren’t the greatest investments, Sproles is a different story.
No matter what team he plays for, he is always making a huge impact. He can break a game wide open in the ground game as well as in the passing attack. Whether it was Phillip Rivers, Drew Brees, or Carson Wentz, Sproles has been able to make his quarterback look good with his ability to get to the end zone on any given play; something Marcus Mariota has been deprived of throughout his professional career in Nashville.
As this stage of his career, the 5’6″ playmaker would most likely come on a more team-friendly deal. If he’s looking to go to a franchise with an established passer and another talented back to share the beating that comes with the position, then Tennessee should be atop his list.
Derrick Henry will get his shot to show he’s the bell cow back in 2018, but the team will be looking to add another player to spell him. With it seeming less and less likely that DeMarco Murray will be back with the Tennessee Titans next season, adding another veteran to the stable wouldn’t only benefit the offense as a whole, but Henry as well in a mentor role.