Darren Sproles has proven to be one of the most explosive, exciting, and versatile players in the entirety of the NFL during his nine year career. While his best playing days came with the aid of sure fire Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, Sproles is excited for his new role with the Philadelphia Eagles offense.
The Eagles open up their 2014 NFL season tonight with their first preseason game against the Chicago Bears. In an interview with Philly, Sproles entails what to expect from tonight’s debut:
We’re not going to go out there and show everything we’re trying to do. We’re going to show just basic stuff.
Although tonight may only be a hint of what is to come this season, Sproles can barely contain his excitement for his role in the offense:
I really am (excited) because the stuff we’ve been doing in practice, I think it’s kind of dangerous.
Head coach Chip Kelly noted that Sproles will be used in a variety of ways and positions throughout the season:
You’ve seen him be a returner, you’ve seen him be a running back, you’ve seen him be a receiver. He’s not going to be an offensive lineman, but he’ll play all those positions for us. I don’t think anybody is going to look at our preseason tape and say they’re hiding him and not using him to do this. Darren, like everybody else, needs reps in our offense.
It seems that whether or not Kelly and the Eagles show off what they have planned for Sproles this preseason, Darren is poised for a huge season for the team come September.