During Tuesday’s media session, Broncos CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie told reporters that his comments regarding possibly retiring after the season were misunderstood.
Rodgers-Cromartie instead mentioned that if he receives a long-term contract this offseason, he intends to take it, per Gregg Rosenthal.
According to Pro Football Focus, Rodgers-Cromartie ranked as the No. 5 overall cornerback in the NFL this season, which is a big deal considering how bad he was in Philadelphia before joining the Broncos.
Given his age, 27, Rodgers-Cromartie should be able to come close to the over $23 million guaranteed received by free agents Cortland Finnegan and Johnathan Joseph in recent years. Brandon Carr set the high market for the cornerback position at $25.5 million guaranteed a few years ago.
We have Rodgers-Cromartie listed as the No. 7 overall player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
Denver Broncos CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie told reporters on Monday that he could possibly retire if the Bronco’s win the Super Bowl.
“I set a goal of 5 years, I’ve played six,” Rodgers-Cromartie said, per Ian Rapoport.
- Alex Marvez of Fox Sports tweets that Rodgers-Cromartie indicated that a decision to retire was “not set in stone.”
Rodgers-Cromartie’s statement comes as quite the surprise given that he is in the midst of a great season and is set to cash in on the open market. Rodgers-Cromartie has been the Broncos best cornerback this season and is about to showcase his ability on the biggest stage of all right before the offseason kicks off.