After the 2012 season, the Falcons cut defensive end John Abraham. He remained on the market for months, before eventually joining the Cardinals.
Now, the Cardinals are 5-4, the Falcons are 2-7, and Abraham isn’t willing to consider what might have been.
“I really don’t care,” Abraham told Erik Kuselias of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk regarding whether the Falcons would be doing better with Abraham on the roster. “I know that team, but I’m with the Arizona Cardinals. And you may think I’m playing, but if anybody knows me, I don’t care what’s going on there because I know people who are like, ‘What do you think of their defense?’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t watch them.’ . . .
“If they win the rest of the way or lose the rest of the way, I don’t care. As long as we win the rest of the way, that’s the honest to God’s trust. I really don’t care.”
Abraham really does care about his sacks, given that he has passed Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas. Now with 128, Abraham has his sights set on Michael Strahan.
“He’s one of my idols,” Abraham said. “Coming in the league at New York, he’s one of the guys I talked to a lot. He’s at 142, and I’m at 128 right now, so my personal goal is just catching him. He did 15 years, and next year will be my 15th, so hopefully I can get 142 or more, but definitely that is my personal goal though.”
Another goal is getting a Super Bowl ring. That’s something the Cardinals seemed to have no chance of doing when Abraham arrived. Now that the Cardinals are 5-4, who knows?