Darren Sharper wants to return to the Saints; he’s just not feeling the love yet.
“If the love was right, that would have been taken care of. The love
would have been reciprocated,” said Sharper to Mike Triplette of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Sharper plans to make some free agent visits in a week or two, when his surgically repaired knee has healed. He speculated that he might be a good fit with the Jets.
“The New York teams, there’s something about the big lights and the big
city that fits me, and I know I would fit there,” Sharper said.
The 34-year-old wants a pay hike from his $1.7 million contract. But the Saints are wisely unwilling to break the bank for an older player, just like they were with Scott Fujita.
Sharper says he plans to play for a few more years and uses Rod Woodson as an example of someone that played outstanding well into his mid-thirties.
I watched Rod Woodson. I played Tecmo Super Bowl as Rod Woodson. Sorry Darren, you are no Rod Woodson.