Anquan Boldin wants to keep playing

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Anquan Boldin wasn’t sure about his future, but has apparently decided he wants to keep playing.

According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the veteran wide receiver has decided to return for a 15th season. He’s an unrestricted free agent, so it’s also helpful to make sure people realize he’s on the market and available before all the money dries up.

The 36-year-old Boldin showed last year he still has something left, leading the Lions with eight touchdowns. He had 67 catches for 584 yards  lsat year, and a pretty strong collection of numbers (1,076 catches, 13,779 yards, 82 touchdowns) in his 14 NFL seasons.

Boldin said he’d be open to returning to the Lions, and they haven’t exactly covered up his spot, signing Keshawn Martin.

7 responses to “Anquan Boldin wants to keep playing

  1. Tampa needs receivers; AQ is from Florida and he would be a better influence on Jameis than D-Jax.

  2. His bonehead plays in the playoffs may have turned the Lions away. Brought him in for his experience and basically to catch the balls that Ebron can not hold onto. Those two penalties can not be excused in the playoffs.

  3. Boldin had a pretty good year in 2016. I had him as a cheap “vulture” option in DFS, and he had some good weeks… a definite red zone threat…

    So, yeah, as a Bears fan, don’t bring him back, Detroit!

    If Boldin still has the heart & body for it, some smart team will pick him up.

  4. It may be my personal opinion of Golden Tate that’s influencing me here, but I’d honestly rather have Boldin. He makes the toughest catches and he’s much smarter than most of the receivers in the league. Every quarterback who’s ever played with him loves the guy-not just him, but having him to throw to. For someone like Stafford who’s a bit of a gunslinger (and still is waiting on some development from his TEs) a security blanket like Boldin is a great option.

    He might not be fast or explosive so people won’t think of him as highly as other receivers, but when you start counting the conversions on third down or the contested balls he’s caught in the endzone, you’ll start appreciating him more.

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