It’s Official: Darren Sharper has signed with the New Orleans Saints


After weeks of speculation, the time has arrived – Darren Sharper is officially a New Orleans Saint.

Just hours ago the staff here at reported that the Sharper signing was imminent and to expect an announcement soon – that announcement did come just five hours after that article was published.

Sharper is the league leader in interceptions with 52 and is also a four-time pro bowl selection. A savvy veteran, Sharper is exactly what new Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams needs in a safety.

A smart athletic player that can read opposing defenses – a quarterback of the new Saints secondary.

Sharper has filled the Saints most glaring need and is a huge upgrade to a perpetually struggling secondary. Most likely the veteran will assume the roll of free safety alongside strong safety Roman Harper.

After all free safety is where Sharper can get the most use of his best skill – picking off passes.

This signing is clearly the biggest to date for the Saints this off-season and Sharper paired with Williams could end up being an explosive combination for the Saints.

Throw in newly acquired cornerback Jabari Greer and the return of rookie sensation Tracy Porter – you just may be looking at one of the best secondaries in the league.

So to those Saints fans that were clearing a space for Sharper’s jersey, the question now is – what color do you want?