Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has caused us all to become more aware of his pending free agency, with his vague suggestion that he might retire if he won the Super Bowl, followed by a clarification yesterday.
Now, he wants to make sure we all know that’s not what he meant.
“That was misread,” Rodgers-Cromartie said Wednesday, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “I’m definitely not retiring. What I’m saying is when I look at the history of the NFL and these guys that come up with one-year contracts, that’s it for them.
“I’m just talking from personal experience with my good friend Fabian Washington. He’s a guy who can definitely still play in this league. He came out in the first round, made it through his first contract. Then he got a one-year deal and … he’s home. And he still has his speed, he still has his cover speed. He can definitely still play. So you’ve got to think about life outside of football.”
By playing well, the 27-year-old corner is setting himself for quite a payday this offseason, since it’s not like he’s old or anything.
“He and I are free agents and I can tell you, DRC’s definitely not retiring,” Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers said. “He’s an effortless athlete. Not too many cornerbacks can turn and move and jump like that. He’s fluid.”
Except when discussing his future, at least.