The mighty mouse has decided to return! Today Darren Sproles made it official that he will be back for a 6th and presumably final season in Philadelphia.
Sproles was dead set on 2018 being his final season, but a nagging hamstring injury took more than half of his season away. He was electric in the second-half of the season and helped the Eagles push into a playoff spot. Since the injury didn't allow him to go out the way he wanted, Sproles contemplated changing his retirement plans earlier in the offseason, and now he had officially changed his mind and ending things on the terms he wants this time around.
Sproles is career 6th in league history in all-purpose yards (19,520), behind only Jerry Rice, Brian Mitchell, Walter Payton, Emmitt Smith, and Tim Brown. He'll have a chance to climb that list some - realistically he has a shot of passing Tim Brown (19,682). If he wants to climb even higher, he will have to have a career-year to climb into Emmitt Smith (21,564) and Walter Payton (21,803) territory.
Sproles also ranks high on a bunch of Eagles lists, which he will also get a chance at climbing. He currently sits:
T-1st in punt return touchdowns (4)
3rd in punt return yards (1,269)
6th in punt returns (105)
26th in rushing touchdowns (12)
28th in rushing yards (1,265)
31st in rush attempts (278)
36th in receptions (169)
46th in receiving yards (1,435)
66th in receiving touchdowns (5)