Another glimpse into the near future has been given to us on Friday, April 2. Running-back/kick returner Darren Sproles has been given a one-year contract after being tendered at 7.283 million dollars. The tender was put into play for San Diego to maintain the first right of refusal on the Restricted Free Agent.
The short duration of the deal, only one more season, tells us that Sproles will only be around for depth. He is not a particularly game changing player, even though he does his part and even does it well at times. More than anything, he will just be bolstering the roster for the next season while we bring our awesome new rookie running-back of the future up to speed.
If you’re a big fan of his, dont fret. He will find a new team and you will move on with your life. Sorry Sproles fans. Just think of this as advanced notice that he will definitely not be LaDainian Tomlinson‘s long term replacement. It is not really a good or bad thing. It just simply is.
Sproles will find his niche in the league with another team. He may even have more success elsewhere then he would if he stayed here longer as a compliment to whichever runner we get our hands on in this years draft.
The future is taking shape and I’m loving it. Every day we get closer to seeing what next years team is going to look like and so far we are looking fantastic. We did lose some players, but nobody who left was an impact player in 2009 so we are fortunate in that aspect. Even though it was sad to see L.T. go to New York, everything happens for a reason and we will not be a worse team for it.
Draft day is looming closer. So close we can almost taste it. Get ready to see some talented new players around San Diego.