Eric Berry hasn’t ruled out playing again

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Eric Berry spent nine seasons with the Chiefs and earned a number of plaudits, including five Pro Bowls, three first-team All-Pros, and the Comeback Player of the Year award in 2015. But injuries severely limited him late in his career, and he hasn’t played in almost three years.

Still, Berry says he’s not retired. Berry told the Kansas City Star that he’s where he needs to be physically to play if the right opportunity came along, and that he is open to playing again.

“It’s about timing with me,” he said. “It needs to have purpose. It needs to make sense to me on why I’m going somewhere or why I’m doing a certain thing. So once I feel that, then that’s when you’ll see me with a uniform on.”

Realistically, it’s always unlikely for any player who misses three years to ever return. But Berry defied the odds once, returning to the field after battling cancer. It’s not out of the question that he could do it again.

6 responses to “Eric Berry hasn’t ruled out playing again

  1. He was my favorite Chiefs player but just was injured too much. He basically got paid to be injured for 2-3 years and it killed their cap, as he was the top paid safety in the league at that time. Don’t see how safety can suit up after a 9 year career; then 3 years off, at 34 years old. But that said, I’d take him over Daniel Sorensen any day if the week…. But that’s not saying much.

  2. I bet a team would sign Berry to a veteran minimum deal, but Berry is used to being paid super High and likely won’t accept less.

  3. Your mind says that you can still play at a high level,,,
    Your body is saying sit down in the corner and watch football on TV

  4. pftancelledme says:
    December 2, 2021 at 10:14 am
    I bet a team would sign Berry to a veteran minimum deal, but Berry is used to being paid super High and likely won’t accept less.
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    Which team? He was released in the off season of 2019 and not one offered him squat. There are many teams starting their back up, or 3rd string player at safety and still no call to Berry. I hope you don’t bet on much.

  5. Amazing comeback, great player when healthy. I’ll never forget that 2 point conversion int in Matt Ryan, one of the great defensive plays I’ve ever seen. It also gave the chiefs the lead and clinched the game for them. He has nothing left to prove, just an amazing spirit.

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