Sproles prefers to stay in SD, but says he'll test the market Kevin Acee Friday, January 30, 2009
TAMPA, Fla. – The other Chargers running back whose 2009 destination is up in the air reiterated Friday he wanted to remain in San Diego but will explore the free-agent market.
“I'm going to test it,” Darren Sproles said. “It makes sense. But I like where I'm at. I want to stay a Charger.”
Sproles was at the Super Bowl media center Friday doing interview after interview during a tour of radio row. He hired a marketing company recently that brought him here, essentially, to help him become more comfortable in such situations. It's a move that comes, not coincidentally, as his profile rises.
Sproles has stuttered almost his entire life. While he has become better speaking in public, he struggles with shyness and getting his thoughts out in interviews. As a seldom-used back and kick returner in a small market, Sproles was not in much media demand. He and his handlers believe that will change in the coming months and years.