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

Super Bowl 48: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie backs off retirement claims


When an NFL player is in the Super Bowl, he has reached the peak of his career as no matter what you accomplish individually, careers are remembered and defined by Super Bowl wins. We typically hear of older players considering retirement after the Super Bowl, as going out on top is the best way to go, but it’s not often that younger players have this conversation.

That appeared to be the case with Denver Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromarite, who said earlier this week that he would consider retiring if his team wins the Super Bowl. Today, the 27-year old backed off of those claims.

It could have been that Rodgers-Cromarite was just getting caught up in the hype of the Super Bowl when he said he was going to retire, but it’s clear that he’s not as sold on the idea as he made it seem the other day.

He’s still a young guy, and a Super Bowl win could result in a nice paycheck in 2014 — something else that may keep him from retiring.

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