After his 2017 season was cut short, Darren Sproles knew he didn't want to retire without one last chance on the field. Howie Roseman didn't want him to end his career on that note either, which is why he decided to sign Sproles to a one-year contract in the offseason. At the time of the signing, Sproles said that this would indeed be his last season on the gridiron, and wanted a chance to improve his all-purpose yards totals to pass some legends of that list.
Sproles 2018 season didn't go as planned though. He played in Week 1, but in practice getting prepared for Week 2, he suffered a hamstring injury that sidelined him until the first week of November. In his first practice back from his injury, Sproles reaggrevated his hamstring issue and was sidelined once again for a few more games.
In his four games in December though Sproles has been rejuvenated, as he has scored three touchdowns and appears to still be a key weapon for the Eagles offense. Even with father time creeping up on him, he is still a key factor in games. This revelation has made a lot of fans and media question if he should really retire at the end of this season. He was asked about his future after the Texans game on Sunday, and he didn't exactly shut down rumors of a possible return in 2019.
If the Eagles are somehow able to get into the playoffs and make a run at the Super Bowl repeat, it feels like Sproles would likely retire and leave the game as a champion. If they can't get in though, maybe Sproles will want one last full season to say farewell. We will just have to wait and see what happens in the offseason.