The New Orleans Saints apparently didn’t want Darren Sproles anymore, but the Philadelphia Eagles sure do. After flipping a fifth-round draft pick for him on Thursday morning, the Eagles have wasted no time in locking up their new weapon for the next three years.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles have signed Darren Sproles to a two-year extension, which means in addition to the single year left on his deal the Eagles new running back is in Philly through 2016.
Eagles already signed RB Darren Sproles to a two-year contract extension, tying him to Philadelphia for three seasons, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2014
Saints fans are still upset over the loss of Sproles, but fans in Philly are ecstatic. If the worry of Sproles wanting to retire scared the Saints, his new deal with the Eagles is an answer to that. How definitive that answer is will be seen over the next three seasons, but the Eagles are clearly investing in their new toy and Sproles won’t be moving anywhere again got a while.