Ray Lewis says he still feels like he hasn’t played his best football. After appearing to slip at one point, the Ravens linebacker has experienced an almost unprecedented renaissance in his mid 30’s.
Lewis missed only five snaps last year and doesn’t appear to be slowing down much. He has always discouraged questions about retirement, but may have given up a hint about his future on NFL Network this week.
At one point, Lewis said “only God knows” how long he can play. But Rich Eisen asked Lewis during another part of his stay whether he’d be around long enough to possibly play with his son, finishing his sophomore year in high school.
“That’s another four years!” Lewis said via Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun. “Nah. Because I’m real with myself, that would be a very hard task. I can’t see myself playing football past 37.”
Lewis turns 36 this season, so that would give him two more years on the gridiron. His contract runs through 2015.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see him as a cool addition to NFL Network’s crew once he’s done playing.