Given how long he’s played alongside Ray Lewis in the Ravens defense and how often he’s played Hamlet about retiring in the last few offseasons, it was inevitable that safety Ed Reed would be asked about his own football future in the wake of Sunday’s 24-9 victory over the Colts.
Reed said he wasn’t any more emotional before or during the game because he and Lewis had spent a lot of time talking about this day in the past. According to Reed, they aren’t doing any talking about the possibility that Sunday could have also been Reed’s last home game as a member of the Ravens.
“I am not thinking of that right now. I’m going to complete this year, and, like I always tell you, I will assess it every year,” Reed said. “I assess myself every year physically. If you’re in football and you don’t do that, then something is wrong. I’m not worried about that. I’m not focused on that. Right now, it’s playoffs and it’s Denver. And, it’s football.”
Reed doesn’t have a contract for next season so it’s possible that it could have been his final home game as a Raven without his career coming to an end. That seems like an unlikely way for things to play out, but anything’s possible at this point in time. Which means we shouldn’t be expecting Reed dancing his way out of a victory formation if the Ravens find themselves in such a position during their playoff run.