Buccaneers veteran G Logan Mankins told reporters after Sunday’s loss to the Panthers that he plans to take some time to consider his future in the NFL and at least weigh the possibility of retiring.
“I don’t know,” Mankins said, via Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times. “I am at the point in my career where I’m going to take a little time and evaluate what I want to do with my family, with myself and my career and see where it goes.”
Regarding whether Sunday’s game was his last, Mankins said: “It could. It might not be. I don’t know yet. A wise guy always use to tell some of the teams I was on to never make a rushed decision after the season. Take a little time to think about it.”
Mankins, 32, has two years remaining on his six-year, $51 million contract that includes $30 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $6.75 million for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Mankins appeared in 15 games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 17 guard out of 82 qualifying players.