Throughout last year, Larry Fitzgerald heard the question: “Are you going to retire after the 2016 season?”
The Cardinals star receiver obviously didn’t hang up his cleats, returning in 2017 for his 14th NFL campaign. But in his first media appearance of the 2017 season Sunday, Fitzgerald once again got the retirement question.
“I feel good right now,” Fitzgerald said (via ESPN.com). “When that changes, I’ll let you know.”
In situations of intensity, like Sherman screaming at his coaches or smack talking his teammates, the veteran describes his behavior as nothing more than competitive expression. Sherman also pointed out that not all teammates spend time together off the field and clarified it doesn’t necessarily mean trouble is brewing if teammates don’t have a perfect relationship outside of football.
“Every single person on every single team doesn’t hang out,” Sherman said. “I don’t see anybody getting mad that Tom [Brady] isn’t hanging out with [cornerback] Malcolm Butler. Like, ‘Hey Tom, you and Malcolm Butler hang out? You guys don’t? Hmm … what’s going on there?’ You know what I mean? What are we talking about here? They’re trying to create a story that isn’t there.”
Sherman, 29, will enter his seventh year in Seattle. He is owed $22.4 million over the final two years of his contract after talks of an offseason trade were quickly hushed in May.
The Seahawks are scheduled to open training camp later Sunday.