Deadline to Call It on Sharper's future

Let’s go ahead and declare 1 p.m. ET on Monday as our deadline for voting in our Call It poll on whether the Saints should re-sign veteran safety Darren Sharper.

If you haven’t cast your vote yet, please do so quickly. Once the deadline passes, I’ll write an analysis with my opinion.

I’ll give you a little clue right now: Barring a dramatic last-minute shift in the poll, it looks like most voters think the Saints should bring back Sharper. If that’s the final result, I’m going to disagree.

Sharper’s a great guy and certainly played a big role in the Saints winning their first Super Bowl a couple years ago. But he’s clearly been replaced by Malcolm Jenkins, who seems to be an emerging star. I also think Sharper’s going to get a chance to start with another team.

Part of the reason players make it to the NFL is because they’re so competitive and have so much pride. Sharper’s no different. I’m thinking that if he gets a shot at a starting job somewhere else, he’s going to take it.