After losing Tom Brady and Ali Marpet to retirement already this offseason, who could the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose next in this way?
Hats off to Buccaneers left guard Ali Marpet on finding the perfect time to slip into retirement. Some fans may not think the timing is perfect, but if Marpet thinks this was the right decision, then it absolutely was the perfect timing.
Marpet retires as a Super Bowl champion, a Pro Bowler, and has a nice chunk of change to sit on in a post-football life. Without any serious injuries, Marpet could be one of the few guys that ends up getting to take more from football than the sport takes from him.
After seeing the same thing happen with Brady a few weeks prior, fans have to be wondering who else on the roster could be mulling this idea over in their heads.
Here are the most likely options:
Gronk just watched his best friend retire. While many people seem to think that Gronkowski is going to enjoy the free agent market and find a new team to compete with, we aren’t buying that he is sold on the idea of catching touchdown passes from anyone but the GOAT.
Speaking of taking more from football than it takes from you, JPP needs to take a long look in the mirror after his foul injury luck this past season. All of the talent on the planet can’t help if you don’t make it onto the field to compete, and Pierre-Paul’s career is coming to an end soon one way or another.
Suh’s 2021 season was very impressive. Much like the years before that as he helped turn this defense around, Suh was able to lead by example and put pressure in multiple facets of his game. Regardless, Suh is getting up there in age and hasn’t struggled with any major injuries, and it makes sense that he could try to get out before things start to take a turn.
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