As an eight year veteran in the NFL, New Orleans Saints corner back, Jabari Greer, has been around the block a time or two. Maybe that’s the reason he seems to keep getting better every game. One thing is for sure though, he’s on pace to have the best season statistically of his career.
Greer, who signed with Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2004, played 5 seasons with the Bills before joining the Saints.
While in Buffalo, Greer posted modest numbers on a struggling Bills team, posting his best season in 2007 finishing with 46 tackles and 2 int’s. Coincidentally, that’s the same season he saw a considerable rise in playing time, starting 13 games for Buffalo.
The following season Greer was sidelined for the final 6 weeks of the season, but was only 9 tackles short of posting a personal best, matching his career highs at interceptions with two, both returned for touchdowns.
In 2009 the Saints signed Greer to a 4 year, $24 million dollar deal to help fill voids in a porous Saints secondary. Under Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams scheme Greer excelled, nearly matching a personal best in tackles by the ninth game of the year.
But once again an injury left him missing substantial playing time before returning to action in the playoffs. Last season Greer started 13 games for New Orleans, and has his most productive year in the league, finishing with 61 tackles and 2 interceptions. He just seems to improve as time goes on.