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Which is the best NFL franchise for Sidney Rice?

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Sidney Rice, the injury - plagued Wide Receiver who used to be of the Seattle Seahawks is now a free agent and gaining some interest from three NFL franchises.

The Seahawks are one of the teams interested in signing the Wide Receiver, also interested are the New York Jets and the New Orleans Saints.

Rice had his best season with the Minnesota Vikings in 2009 A.K.A The good Brett Favre year, where he posted 83 receptions for 1300+ yards including eight touchdowns.

Since then he has had a fairly torrid time and was released by the Seahawks earlier this off season after a three-year spell with the current Super Bowl Champions in which he started 31 games and took part in a further two.

During his Seattle career, Rice had a total of 97 receptions for 1,463 yards and bringing 12 touchdowns which isn't the worst of records in the NFL.

He does show a lot of skill but his injury-proneness is a major stumbling block and the major reason the Seahawks released him in the first place.

His battle with knee issues is well known and after flying to Switzerland for therapy in August everyone thought his problems were behind him, until he tore his ACL in October.

Now looking to start a new NFL season and hoping to complete it injury free, the question remains, where would be best for Sidney Rice?

Well, we'll start by looking at the team he is most familiar with, the Seattle Seahawks.

The current world champions who still look like one of the dominant forces in the NFL would have a lot to offer Rice in terms of success.

But would they be able to offer him much in the way of a starting position?

That remains unclear, with the likes of Jermaine Kearse, Doug Baldwin and the man many thought should have won the MVP in the Super Bowl Percy Harvin as positional opposition, it is hard to know exactly where Rice would come in the pecking order.

Rice was released for salary cap reasons which isn't uncommon during the off-season but you have to wonder just how much he will hold against the Seahawks for that?

The Jets would have been a laughable idea before free agency started, now they're just worthy of a chuckle following the signing of free agent wide receiver Eric Decker.

The former Denver Bronco has given a big name to the Jets offense and if the rumours are true, and they acquire free agent Quarterback Michael Vick, the addition of Rice to those two could make for a very exciting passing game in New York.

So the team where I feel would be best for Rice is, by the process of elimination, the New Orleans Saints.

Having recently released Lance Moore, Robert Meachem and Joe Morgan the Saints are certainly in need of a receivers.

Rice would certainly give Quarterback Drew Brees a big-bodied option in the red zone so perhaps the Saints are the best option for him.

As a team, they are almost certain to reach the play-offs and always have a chance in the NFC so he will have a chance at some success- more than he would with the Jets at least.

So in my opinion, Rice would be best served by moving to the Saints as they are the franchise who would need his services most while also having a more realistic chance of post-season success and give him the chance to play with one of the games best Quarterbacks.

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