Calais Campbell: It’s going to be hard to walk away, will take time to decide on 2023

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Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell‘s 15th NFL season came to an end with the team’s playoff loss to the Bengals and he’s not sure about a 16th season at this point.

Campbell started all 15 games he played and finished the year with 38 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles, which led him to say he feels he “was still able to affect the ballgames.” He called that an important consideration when it comes to continuing his career, but that any decision is going to take some time.

“I don’t think it would be wise to decide so quickly. I think you have to go through a process. So, I’m going to give myself a few weeks to kind of go through that process and decide after that,” Campbell said, via the team’s website. “This is definitely . . . It’s going to be hard to walk away, that’s for sure. So, we’ll see. I’ll talk to the front office and talk to the coaches and I’ll think. There’s a chance I could be back here again next year; I just have to go through my process.”

The decisionon staying in Baltimore won’t be totally up to Campbell. He’s under contract for next season, but the Ravens would clear $7 million in cap space if they opted to move on without him.

9 responses to “Calais Campbell: It’s going to be hard to walk away, will take time to decide on 2023

  1. And he wants the Ravens to tie up all their money and cap space to sign Lamar jackson. He doesn’t care , he’s going to retire

  2. Hard to imagine a d-lineman being productive for as long as Campbell has. Dude is an iron man. Huge respect.

  3. What a wasted career. Openly chose Jax after being in Arizona and then Jax.

    I don’t feel sorry for players who take the most money and go to middling or bad franchises.

  4. Take the $$$$ and then plan for the future next season. Wish I had the option to take $7 mill or quit my job. No brainer.

  5. So – – – if it’s ok for Campbell to take a while to decide if he wants to continue playing, is it ok for Aaron Rodgers to also take a while?

  6. $7m seems like an easy decision on the part of the Ravens. Clubhouse leader, effective….$7m may be a bargain.

  7. riggedkangaroocourt says:
    January 18, 2023 at 9:26 am
    Great football player. An even better man. Hell of a career

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    A good career wasted and afraid to play with a winner, who took the most money available instead.

    Not a winner.

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