Rodgers-Cromartie's first goal in pro football was to play for five years, this season was his sixth. And with no other big money contract seemingly on the horizon, the defenseman could be set to call time on his career if his Denver Broncos side win the Super Bowl on February 2nd.
"After the first contract [a five-year, $15.1 million deal in 2008], I got a one-year deal, and it's hard to get another [big-money] deal," Rodgers-Cromartie said. "Just from being around, I've seen a lot of guys get to the point I am right now, and it's hard. You have to start thinking about life after football."
With the amount of injuries in football seemingly on the rise, and no real need for money would it be a wise move for him to leave with his health in tact and a Super Bowl ring adorning his hand, than play on.
The Bronco said on Monday that his one-year deal that he signed was his decision, because he wasn't sure how much longer he wanted to keep playing and that he'd been pondering retirement for "quite a while."
Is Dominique set to go out on the top of his game? We'll have to wait for the result of the big game in New Jersey to find out.