Darren Sharper: Will He Really Be Missed?

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Published: March 19, 2009


... indicating it to be a two year deal worth $6.5 million, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Sharper started his career as a Green Bay Packer. He didn't really break into the scene until 2000 where he intercepted nine passes and earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl. His second trip to the Pro Bowl came two years later, adding seven more interceptions.

He was a steady force on a tough Green bay defense for eight years. After the 2004 season, Sharper was allowed to test free agency where the Vikings immediately snagged him.

Sharper enjoyed his first year in Minnesota, earning his third trip to the Pro Bowl intercepting nine passes for a league high 276 yards and two touchdowns. He would make his fourth Pro Bowl the following year in 2006.

After the 2006 season, Sharper started criticizing the Vikings defensive scheme. In 2007, Sharper enjoyed another decent season, but was falling out of touch with the defensive coaches. He would finish the year with four in...

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