NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Darren Sproles and Drew Brees were teammates in New Orleans from 2011-13. In that time, Sproles racked up 21 touchdowns in the Black and Gold, becoming a key weapon for Brees.
This weekend, Sproles returns to the Crescent City with the Eagles. Even though he’s on the opposite sideline, Brees has nothing but love for the 5′6″ running back.
“Yeah, he’s my guy man. He’ll always be my guy. He’s a stud. One of the greatest teammates I’ve ever had the chance to play with,” said Brees.
“I’ve said it before, I think he’s a once in a lifetime player, and what he’s been able to accomplish now over the course of his career. For the type of player he was, man just full-speed all the time. That running back position takes a beating, and what he was able to do on the running the football, catching the football, in the return game. I mean he’s just been the consummate teammate. I love working with him in the offseason. He makes me better. A great friend. I always root for him.”