The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to start anew in the 2016 season after firing Chip Kelly and hiring Doug Pederson away from the Kansas City Chiefs to be their new head coach. They look to be retaining at least one of their biggest playmakers.
Derrick Gunn and Reuben Frank of CSN Philly discussed the possibility of what players the Eagles could be keeping going into the season. They spoke about whether the team should keep Sam Bradford or draft a new quarterback in April and then said they would be likely keep running back and return specialist Darren Sproles.
Frank called Sproles “another older veteran and another guy who can save you some money if you cut him”, but it would be too hard for them to pass up having a guy like him. They both agreed that the team would keep Sproles.
Sproles rushed for 317 yards and three touchdowns while catching passes for 388 yards and an additional score. He also returned punts for 446 yards and two scores, both a league-high.
They certainly want to look into bringing in a new quarterback and it’s obvious that Mark Sanchez isn’t the answer, even as a backup. The two discussed Sanchez and it’s pretty clear they don’t want to see the Eagles hold on to him.
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