Would Darren Sharper Make Sense For Chicago Bears?

March 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We know that the Bears need a safety. Likewise, we all understand that one of the NFL 's best, Darren Sharper, is on the market after the New Orleans Saints decided not to franchise him.
Coincidentally, the Bears have said they are making the safety position their offseason priority.
So is this a no-brainer, or what? 
Surprisingly, the answer may well be "or what?". 
If the Bears were just one or two players away from the Super Bowl, it might make sense to go for it and put up the bucks it will require to sign Sharper.
But the Bears are not one, two, or even three players away. They need help in several areas. So, as good as Sharper is, it may make better sense to spread the money around and turn one Sharper signing into two or even three lower level free agent signings.
Look, it certainly has to be tempting to the Bears. In a cover-2 scheme you need strong safety play. This is especially true if you don't have a strong pass rush.
But the Bears h...

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