Well, that didn’t take long.
On the same day that the New Orleans Saints traded former top pick and electric running back Reggie Bush to the Miami Dolphins, the team replaced him on the roster with a nearly equally exciting player.
Late Thursday, the buzz around the NFL and Twitter was that the Saints had come to terms with running back Darren Sproles, formerly of the San Diego Chargers. He chose to sign with the Saints over the Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles.
According to sources, Sproles signed a four-year deal with the team worth $14 million, with $6 million of the deal guaranteed.
After losing Bush, the Saints were missing a true kickoff and punt return threat, as well as a third-down back and short-yardage receiver. With Sproles, they picked up almost exactly what they traded earlier in the day. If anything, Sproles does a more consistent job in the offensive weapon role that Bush occupied with the Saints in the past.
The offseason has only been going on for a few days, but with the moves the Saints have made, it’s clear they’re not content with being one-year-wonders as Super Bowl champions.