Denver quarterback Peyton Manning, 37, said he doesn’t plan to retire if he wins the Super Bowl on Sunday. Bailey, 35, has indicated something similar.
Instead, it was 27-year-old cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who raised the possibility Monday.
“I gave myself a five-year goal: If I could just make it five years, I would be all right,” he said. “Coming from a small school (Tennessee State) and of course playing six, it has been a long journey and I am weighing my options. I am still a young guy and not a Champ Bailey or Peyton Manning who have a legacy of going out on top. … I will see how I feel after the game.”
Rodgers-Cromartie stressed that he hasn’t reached a firm decision and implied it could depend on the kind of contract offer he might attract at this stage of his career.