Long before Dwight Freeney joined up with the Falcons, he was a teammate of Peyton Manning’s in Indianapolis and it wasn’t hard to think of the way Manning ended his playing career while listening to Freeney at Super Bowl Opening Night in Houston on Monday.
Freeney will end his 15th season when the final second comes off the clock in Super Bowl LI and he said that he’s given thought to retiring after the last few seasons. He said he came particularly close last year when he remained unsigned as the season moved into October, but ultimately got a call from the Cardinals and then signed with the Falcons last August.
Freeney will be giving it thought again this offseason and said Monday that he didn’t know if winning on Sunday would be enough to call it a career.
“I always say ‘After the year is done,’” Freeney said. “You gotta give it a couple months to let things die down, let the emotion of whatever’s happening die down a little bit so you can make the best decision for you and your family. Sometimes guys make those decisions right when they lose. Sometimes they rush decisions when they win. I like to take all that emotion out and Article source: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/01/30/falcons-defenders-would-love-to-give-dwight-freeney-a-fairytale-ending/
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Article source: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/01/30/falcons-defenders-would-love-to-give-dwight-freeney-a-fairytale-ending/