Everyone in the Broncos organization is patiently waiting for John Lynch’s retirement decision, but there is one guy that could have really convinced him to stay on the Broncos roster for another year. That guy is Pro Bowl teammate, Champ Bailey. Bailey was thrilled to learn that he was not flying solo this year as the only Broncos player on the Pro Bowl roster. Bailey has played in every Pro Bowl with Lynch since becoming a Bronco, and he was bummed when Lynch was selected as an injury replacement. Lynch was able to play because Bob Sanders (Colts) was injured. Bailey took the opportunity to talk to Lynch during Sunday’s game in Hawaii. He told him that he’s “still got it,” and he has to come back.
Lynch laughed at Bailey’s sales pitch, and after the game told the Denver Post, “It was fun. I really had a great time out there…No decision yet, but I will be making it soon.” Lynch will be talking to coach Shanahan before making his final decision.
As for his production during the 2007 season, Lynch had 59 tackles in 13 games. Should he decide to play next year, it will be his 16th season in the NFL.