Last year, Steelers receiver Hines Ward said that if he won a third Super Bowl ring, he’d go out on top and retire. So does that mean Ward could have just one more game remaining in his NFL career?
Ward says he’s not going to think about that right now.
“My mom asked me that the other day. I really haven’t thought about it, to be honest,” Ward said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I don’t want to make an emotional decision based off that.”
Ward noted that his former teammate Jerome Bettis had one of the most celebrated farewells in NFL history when he went out a Super Bowl champion.
“I know Jerome went out on top and stuff like that,” Ward said. “I really haven’t thought about it. I just want to be singly focused on winning this ballgame and figure out what is going to happen after that.”
Ward will turn 35 in March, so he’s getting long in the tooth for a wide receiver. But he’s still a competitor who loves to play, and he’s still a major contributor to the Steelers. It’s tough to believe he won’t be back in 2011.