Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Contemplating Retirement After Super Bowl


Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Would a 27-year old, top flight NFL cornerback really retire before even hitting his prime?


Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie came into the league with a goal of playing for five years and he’s in his sixth year, looking to ‘go out on top’. DRC says nothing is set in stone, but he would seriously consider retiring if the Broncos win the Super Bowl on Sunday, and has previously talked to teammates about his dream of going out with a ring.

“They think I’m joking,” Rodgers-Cromartie said.

DRC says he’d either “chill” or go back to school and become a guidance counselor to work with kids, but it’s hard to believe a 27 year old with no glaring injury issues would turn down the opportunity to play in the NFL for millions of dollars in the prime of his career with one of the best teams in the NFL.

Of course, going out on top is something that many thought maybe Champ Bailey or Peyton Manning would do, but neither of those guys has thought about retiring after the game, only winning this one.

Hopefully DRC’s future plans don’t get in the way of his focus for the game, as he’ll have enough trouble handling Russell Wilson and the Seahawk offense without focusing on his plans after football.