Denver Broncos pass rusher DeMarcus Ware doesn’t plan on retiring after the team’s dominant win in Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers…
DeMarcus Ware doesn’t plan on retiring after the team’s victory in Super Bowl 50, and why should he?
“I got a lot of gas in the tank,” Ware said after winning the first championship of his NFL career. “Von was the one that added the gas to the fire for me, so that’s why I’m playing the way I’m playing right now. I don’t think about retiring. God still wants me to play, that’s why I’m still doing what I’m doing.”
Ware finished a relatively up-and-down regular season health-wise with just 7.5 sacks, but exploded in the postseason with 3.5 sacks in three games including a 14-yard takedown of Cam Newton in the Super Bowl and combined with Super Bowl MVP Von Miller for six hits on Newton.
The numbers aside for a moment, when the Denver Broncos signed DeMarcus Ware, they did more than just add an impact player on the field. They added a man who has become a great mentor for Von Miller, and someone who has developed into one of the team’s most critical emotional leaders off the field and on it.
Ware’s presence on the Denver Broncos is much more valuable than his All-Pro caliber play leads on, and that can’t be over-stated. When the Broncos signed Ware, they knew they were equipping themselves with a nearly unblockable pass rush, especially as Derek Wolfe and Malik Jackson continued to develop.
With one year left on the three-year deal he signed with Denver, Ware will be 34 this season and if he says he still has gas in the tank, the Broncos should take him at his word. His back issues are something to monitor, but after watching this year’s playoff run with both he and Von Miller healthy, it would be insane to think not having DeMarcus Ware on this team next year is a good idea for the Broncos.
D-Ware is back, and we all know the Broncos will find a way to bring Von Miller back as well.
That means at least one more year of the best pass rush duo in the league.