When the Falcons released wide receiver Roddy White this offseason, he said he’d like to play for another year or two but White remains unemployed with offseason work coming to an end around the league.
White says that hasn’t been a big problem for him — “Who wants to do OTAs anyway?” — and that he’d still like to continue his career. White’s requirements for a new team leave him without many possible landing spots, however. White says that he only wants to play with a team that can contend for a Super Bowl, a number he puts at “maybe six teams,” and says he’s set up should no such offers materialize.
“I’ve literally prepared myself for it,” White said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I’ve talked to my financial adviser and he said I’m fine if I decide to quit. But I’ve always played this game to win a Super Bowl. I thought I’d get with the Falcons and we’d win a championship and everything I wanted in my career would be fulfilled. I’ve been on good teams and bad teams, but at this point I don’t have the energy to be on teams that can’t win now.”
When asked how long he’d wait before choosing to close the door on playing again, White said he’d let it go into the first four or five weeks of the season before “putting my cleats on a power line, just like Marshawn Lynch.”
With no one biting thus far, White may need an injury to another player to open the door for a 12th NFL season.