Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Saints Nation: Darren Sharper in the mix for 2009 NFL Defensive MVP?

Current Saint players Darren Sharper (pictured) and Will Smith got a little national attention today, as they were both mentioned in a story on (go HERE to read the story). The story lists Sharper as one of the top 3 contenders for the NFL's top defender of the year award, along with Darrelle Revis and Charles Woodson. Will Smith was also mentioned in the article as an "under the radar" player having a strong season. As the article suggests, Sharper's play over the last 5 games may have seriously hurt his chances at winning the award, but he's still very much in the discussion. Sharper will likely need a couple big games to end the season to have any shot at earning the coveted award. One thing that's undeniable, though, is that both players will receive invites to the Pro Bowl. That's a testament to the kind of season they are having, and the huge role they've both played in the defense's big 2009 turn around.