Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said Monday that he would consider retiring from the NFL if the Broncos win Super Bowl XLVIII.
“I’m still thinking about it,” he said. “You know, I had my fun in this league … (I’ve) got to weigh my options and see how I feel at the end of the season.”
Cromartie, 27, is in his sixth NFL season, one more than he thought he would play when he entered the league in 2008 as a first-round pick from Tennessee State.
“Coming from a small school, you know all the talk, small-school guys aren’t supposed to make it in the NFL and stuff like that, so you know with the league average being only 2-3 years, I gave myself five,” he said.
Cromartie will become a free agent in the spring, unless he and the Broncos can workout a new deal before free agency begins on Tuesday, March 11.
“If at the end of the day, if I really think about it and that is my decision … then yeah. I’ve had my fun,” he said.
“I’m still a young guy, not Champ Bailey being around for 14-15 years,” Rodgers-Cromatie continued. “I had a goal of playing 5 years and I reached that … so, however I feel after the game.”