Market for Sharper not expected to heat up until after the draft

With Saints safety Darren Sharper dealing with knee surgery only two days before the launch of free agency, he didn’t make the kind of splash into the free-agent market that everyone had expected.

As it now stands, Sharper is expected to stay on the shelf until after the draft.  Then, once the pieces fall in places and a team that needs a safety doesn’t get the safety it needed, a market is expected to emerge for Sharper.

There’s still a chance he’ll return to New Orleans, but it can only happen once he realizes that no one else will pay him more than what the Saints are willing to do.

19 responses to “Market for Sharper not expected to heat up until after the draft

  1. This is a case of the Final 8 thing screwing a player. This is a player that doesn’t do a 6-10 team that much good. He’s a winning player, someone to put a team over the hump for 1-2 seasons. In other words, one of the final 8 teams. However, they can’t sign him unless they lose someone with high enough value

  2. They are finally starting to realize he is over-rated. He can’t tackle/won’t tackle a la Cromartie style, blows coverage. And he starts talking bad about the teams he was on, once he leaves because he doesn’t get his extention.

  3. As a Saints fan I would love for D.S. to come back but the Saomts have Chip Vaughn whom reminds me of a younger him. At D.S age and injury man you have to understand it was business and the Saints gave you the chance to shine. Dont go to a team that makes you look bad and have regrets on your decision

  4. I would love to see Darren Sharper return to the Saints, but I don’t see it happening. He is too prideful. Btw, pride is one of the seven deadly sins.

  5. Even though he was not franchised for 6+ million, it has been reported ( on local radio in La.) that he did receive an offer from the Saints that would guarantee 6+ million on a two-year deal.
    I think their long term goal is to have Malcolm Jenkins take over at FS when the time is right.

  6. IF HEALTHY, he could be a good fit in KC. Excellent locker room guy. Draft Berry to plat FS and put Sharper at SS for a year or two.

  7. If the Jets’ hands weren’t tied with the final 8 rule he’d have signed with them already. Rex Ryan saw this guy play and almost single-handedly beat them last year (as that offense only managed 10 points the whole game).

  8. dhunter – hahahahahahaha – you are funny! Vikings Super Bowl champs – I f__king doubt it! Not with ole Brent Farve.
    CanadianVikingFan – He whipped your sorry butts. So I guess he is good enough for us.

  9. Sharper wanted a ring and got it in New Orleans.
    It’s no longer about that. Now it’s about financial security on the last contract he’ll ever sign in the NFL.
    I fully expect him to go wherever the money is best, regardless of the team record.

  10. “IF HEALTHY, he could be a good fit in KC. Excellent locker room guy. Draft Berry to plat FS and put Sharper at SS for a year or two.”
    Sharper isn’t a good fit at SS. The Vikings found this out. He’s only productive when he’s in the right scheme with the right players.

  11. i do not belive that sharper will go anywhere else and if he does he is oh well its all good. though he is a great player he is getting old and battered i do not think he is worth 3 mill a year mabye 2 or so but for the idiot that said he cant tackle and he blows coverages, you are out of your mind and if u dont belive me watch some highlights thats all i got on that.

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