Top 5 Landing Spots For Darren Sproles
5 Teams Most Likely To Sign RB Darren Sproles
In a bit of surprising news from the NFL, Darren Sproles has been cut by the New Orleans Saints. It seems pretty clear that if the Saints were in a different financial situation, that things might be different. But the reality is that New Orleans has little-to-no cap space. As of the writing of this article, the Saints have about $2.8 million in space. Once the Sproles release becomes official, it should boost that number to around $6 million or so.
While I'm sure that Sproles is disappointed, he'll certainly have no shortage of teams interested in him. The speedy RB doubles as a receiver out of the backfield, and many teams seek to find players with his exact same skill set. Heck, you sometimes even hear people say 'we need a Sproles-type player. That's how big of an impact he's had in the NFL over his career.
Once the speedster signs on with a new team, it will mark the third team of his career. He spent the first five years in San Diego and the last three in New Orleans. He of basically replaced Reggie Bush with the Saints, and of course won a Super Bowl ring there in 2010-11.
So now that we know Sproles will hit the open market, it's time to take a look at the teams that will try to sign him. While franchises won't be lining up for him, there will definitely be many calls placed to his agent over the upcoming weekend.
With all that in mind, let's take a look at the top five landing spots for Darren Sproles in 2014:
The Broncos aren't really in desperate need of playmakers on offense. However, if Sproles' main objective is to win another ring, Denver would be a good place to do it. Peyton Manning makes his living on short throws these days, so a dual-threat like Sproles would just make life even harder on opposing defenses.
New York Jets
With plenty of cap space at their disposal and a desperate need for playmakers on offense, Sproles would be a huge addition for the Jets. He'd act as the perfect safety valve for Geno Smith, and provide the Jets backfield with some much needed lightning to pair with its thunder (Powell & Ivory).
New York Giants
The Giants have a lot of questions at running back right now. With David Wilson coming off of neck surgery and Andre Brown set to hit the free agent market, Sproles would make for a nice addition and insurance policy for Eli Manning.
Obviously, the Vikings don't need another RB. However, they could use a guy to compliment Adrian Peterson's hard-nosed style. Also, don't overlook the fact that Sproles worked with Norv Turner in San Diego.
With many question marks surrounding Arian Foster after his back surgery and Ben Tate headed out of town, the Texans need RB help. Those factors combined with the fact that Bill O'Brien is fan of dual-threat RBs, could equal Sproles taking his talents to Houston in 2014.
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