Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola is entering the twilight of his NFL career. He has played for 13 seasons with the team that drafted him in 2001, and he has a goal that isn’t to far away.
“Not a lot of people can say they played 15 years, and that’s a realistic goal for me,” Raiola said. “And I say that very humbly and without getting too far ahead of myself.”
Raiola has seen a lot of interesting things in his time with the Lions. He was brought in during the Matt Millen era and was part of an 0-16 season. He was also part of the Lions team that famously collapsed down the stretch in 2013 and eventually missing the payoffs.
“I don’t think anybody that’s on an NFL team is a loser,” Raiola said. “It’s got to change.”
It still is cool to see a player stick with an organization for so long, especially one with the struggles the Lions have faced in his tenure.