ut Ivory is cheaper and younger. Also. Sproles basically does Thomas job.
First, Thomas being older than Ivory means absolutely nothing with Ivory getting hurt every other game. Thomas is getting 2.1 million and 2.5 million.
Second, Sproles and PT aren't near the same running backs. The compliment each other nicely. PT is an every down, do anything back. Sproles is a 3rd down back with elite speed. Can he run between the tackles? Yea, but that doesn't mean he is an inside runner.
PT can catch, block, and run over people.
I give the edge to Thomas between the tackles, but an edge to Sproles in space.
because that is each of their specialty. Thomas breaks/evades almost more tackles than anyone in the NFL and is a traffic and screen specialist. The only running backs that rate higher than PT are Adrian Peterson, Alfred Morris, and CJ Spiller according to PFF.
Sproles is more of a receiver than a runner
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