One of the two active leaders in consecutive games played is still deciding whether he’ll be back for his 241st straight game come Week One of the 2013 season.
The Washington Post caught up with Redskins linebacker London Fletcher at an appearance for a financial video game (Super Mario’s Hedge Fund, perhaps?) Wednesday and found out that he’s still in a contemplative mood. Fletcher is asking himself the questions he’s asked himself in recent offseasons so that he doesn’t rush into a decision one way or the other.
“It’s still a process,” Fletcher said. “Understand I do this every year, probably the last four or five years. It’s just when you get older in your career, you have to evaluate everything. Health is one thing. Can I still do it at the level that I want to do it at and play at? So this year is no different than those years in the past.”
Fletcher is set to make $5.5 million next season, an amount of money that’s hard to walk away from unless you think you’d totally embarrass yourself on the field. Fletcher led Washington in tackles again last season while battling through a host of nagging injuries, which is a good sign that he’ll be able to avoid that fate in his 16th season.