Terrell Suggs says he plans to play “a few more years”

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The Ravens are going to have a new look on defense next year, with longtime coordinator Dean Pees retiring.

But they should still have another fixture back on the field.

Via Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun, veteran outside linebacker Terrell Suggs said he had no intention to retire, and nothing in his play suggests he should.

“I plan on playing football for a few more years,” Suggs said. “Do you think I should quit?”

When a reporter replied with a negative, Suggs said: “All right. My body isn’t what is hurting right now. I plan on playing football next year and years to come.”

He’s 35, but still producing at a high level. He led the team in sacks with 11.0 this year, and now has 125.5 in his career. He also forced a team-high four fumbles. He’s entering the final year of the five-year, $28.5 million deal he signed in 2014, and has proven to be worth it.

And he’s ready for more.

17 responses to “Terrell Suggs says he plans to play “a few more years”

  1. Time for Suggs to move on, He doesn’t realize that the empty stadium on Sunday was of his doing! He is the face of the London fiasco! Those who buy the PSL’s expressed their displeasure with him and the NFL for moving the game to 4:30!

  2. Regardless of what anyone “thinks” about Suggs, we need him one more year. Ozzie loaded up on the defense in last year’s draft. If Suggs retires, then Ozzie will feel compelled to draft heavy on defense and ignore the offense yet again. Then again, Ozzie still might load up on defense because they failed to protect on 4th and 12 against the Bengals. Then again, Ozzie still may load up on defense because he can’t draft an offense. Then again, maybe Ozzie should be the one talking about retiring.

  3. Both the Steelers and the Ravens got to pad their defensive stats against some truly awful teams this year. I say that as a Steeler fan, so no disrespect intended. We’ll see how next year goes against the AFC West and the NFC South (and maybe improved teams in Cin and Cle? lol j/k). I respect Suggs, but he’s getting older and his time as a pro-bowl level player is going to end sooner rather than later.

  4. Dude looks fat now. His knees won’t make it another season, after another lazy offseason.

    I have a question – does 4th &12 now replace 4th & 26? It should.

  5. When Suggs asked the reporter if he believed he should quit, the reporter shouldve said” I don’t want to answer that question but I believe about 50,000 Bengal, Steeler, and Browns fans would like to see you continue”

  6. grant35 says:
    January 2, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    When Suggs asked the reporter if he believed he should quit, the reporter shouldve said” I don’t want to answer that question but I believe about 50,000 Bengal, Steeler, and Browns fans would like to see you continue”

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    I don’t get this comment. It seems to imply he was and will be a liability. If you paid attention to a game you would see he is not a liability. If you paid attention to the locker room (and recent Pees comments) he is an invaluable leader.

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