Just ahead of the biggest game of the season, Rodney Harrison dropped somewhat of a bombshell for fans.
Harrison said that in a conversation with Aaron Donald prior to the game, he stated that if the Rams win the Super Bowl against the Bengals, that he will retire from the game and not look back.
He is big on legacy and he doesn't want to be known as a defender that accomplished so many individual things but never won a Super Bowl. But he also told me this, if he wins a Super Bowl there's a strong possibility that he will walk away from the game and retire.
It would be a shocker but not unprecedented, as we’ve seen some all-time greats retire in their primes rather than continue until they hit the decline or have to deal with serious injuries. The two best examples are Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson, who walked away from the NFL at 31 and 30 years old respectively.
The 30-year-old is still playing at an elite level, and while he didn’t take home DPOY honors this year, he was among the top contenders once again as he is annually. If Donald decides to retire at 30 years old, he will still go down as one of the best players who has ever played the game.
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