As Expected, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Backs Off Retirement Talk

By Andrew Fisher
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
USA Today Sports

It was the news of the day on Monday of Super Bowl week. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie told the media that he was thinking about retiring. But now, as expected, he’s backed off that talk. You had to figure this was coming, because the Denver Broncos certainly don’t want any players creating unnecessary conversation. On top of that, the DB’s agent likely had some advice for him as well.

“They misunderstood what I’m saying. I’ve got a one-year deal. There’s been plenty of times when guys get a one-year deal and it doesn’t pan out and that’s it. That motivates you to go out there and play hard and stuff like that, said Rodgers-Cromartie.”

There are many reasons why Rodgers-Cromartie shouldn’t have opened up about his thoughts on retirement. Most of them are business-related. I certainly don’t fault a guy for just openly talking about his future. We all do that. But when you’re under the microscope that is the Super Bowl media, talk of early retirement probably isn’t the best thing.

It would be crazy if DRC walked away from the game after only six seasons. Especially when you consider that he’s coming off a very good year in Denver. But we’ve seen this before. Sometimes the money and fame isn’t enough. Plus, walking away on top of your game after a SB win is one heck of a way to go out.

However, the kicker in all of this is that DRC is set to be a free agent and will likely be getting a very nice contact offer from the Broncos or another team in need of DB help. So if he wants to stay around for another few years, it will likely pay off handsomely.


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