Teams Missing the Boat on Former MVP Alexander

Alexander still out there

Teams are really missing out with Shaun Alexander still being available. The MVP, 2 years removed, is still on the market and teams have yet to take advantage of him. Alexander rushed for 1,880 yards and 27 touchdowns during his MVP year in 2005, but since then has suffered with injuries and his numbers reflect this. In 2006 he ran for just 896 yards with 7 touchdowns and even worse with 716 yards with only 4 touchdowns in 2007.

Shaun Alexander is still a steal and whichever team lands him is going to be on the good end of an even better deal. The veteran running back was cut from the Seahawks after the team picked up Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett in the free agency. Alexander signed a huge $62 million dollar 8 year contract 26 months before he was cut.

Shaun can still have a great end of his career with another team. He has a few teams looking at him and has visited with some. Cincinnati would be a good fit for the MVP, not having to be an every down back, which he isn’t anymore, would allow Alexander to have the recovery and fresh start he needs. Being coupled with a good back like Rudi Johnson would work great. Denver and New Orleans have considered Alexander, and he would fit both places.

For the most part I see him fitting in best in Cincinnati but he could easily do well in New Orleans with Reggie Bush. Both backs aren’t every down backs but sharing the load could create a force to be reckoned with, adding to an increasing Saints offense this offseason. Wherever he goes, he will make a great contribution but hopefully he isn’t passed up on. I mean, he was an MVP for a reason.


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