Don’t expect Jason Taylor to pull a Brett Favre.
Taylor, who announced his retirement on Wednesday, said that no matter who the Dolphins’ coach is next year, no one is going to convince him to change his mind and keep playing — and no one could get him to play for any other team next year, either. Taylor says he knows it’s time for him to walk away, period.
“Look, Sunday is my last game,” Taylor said. “I am going to go ahead and walk away hopefully healthy, get through this next one, this last one, preferably win the game and sail off in the sunset for a while. I’m not going to even leave the door open for that stuff. As a matter of fact, I may change my cell phone number so they can’t get me.”
Dolphins fans will give Taylor a warm sendoff against the Jets, but Taylor said he thinks the game should be the focus.
“I really want to stress that this is not about me,” Taylor said. “This is about this team trying to win one more ballgame. And they’ll kick ole 99 out the door and move on to the next one, so I’ll find something to do. Might take some time, but I’ll find it.”
Whatever Taylor finds, we wish him well.