Sproles has rushed for 3,366 yards in his career with the Chargers
October 6, 2017
The Redskins got the ball following the ensuing kickoff with five seconds remaining and tried multiple laterals to generate something, but the ball was fumbled and Justin Houston returned it for a final-play touchdown.
As the Redskins kept losing defensive players, Hunt got stronger as the Chiefs wore down the Washington defense. Hunt topped 100 yards for the fourth straight game and the rookie from Toledo joined Adrian Peterson, Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson and former Lions running back Billy Sims as the only players to begin their NFL careers with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games.
“There are so many different ways to win in this league,” Smith told ESPN. “You can’t be one-dimensional and we sort of have that makeup.”
Sproles, 34, suffered a season-ending injury in Week 3 that some fear could mark the end of his 12-year career. Whenever the 5-6, 180-pound speedster does choose to retire, his Hall of Fame candidacy will become an interesting source of debate.
Sproles has rushed for 3,366 yards in his career with the Chargers, Saints and Eagles, roughly one quarter of the total Tomlinson had posted by the time he retired after the 2011 season. But when it comes to his former San Diego teammate, Tomlinson says rushing yards are only the beginning of the conversation.
And he should know. Tomlinson (ninth) is stuck one spot behind Sproles (eighth) on the NFL career all-purpose yards list.