Posts Tagged ‘Possible Retirement’

It appears to be the end of the NFL road – again – for Jay Cutler, at least according to his wife, Kristin Cavallari.

Cavallari told SiriusXM’s “The Jenny McCarthy Show” that Cutler has “a few offers on the table,” but she believes her husband is finished playing football.

“It’s not official. But yeah,” she said, according to TMZ Sports. “… I think he’s done.”

Cutler said he wants to play in 2018, but won’t accept a backup job.

The 34-year-old took a gig with FOX as an in-game analyst last offseason, but ended his retirement when the Miami Dolphins came calling following Ryan Tannehill‘s season-ending injury in camp.

However, Cutler produced one of the worst seasons of his career and the Dolphins went 6-10.

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Although New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is reportedly expected to return to his club for the 2018 season after considering retirement, a new report says things have been tense between the 28-year-old and his head coach.

There has been friction between Gronkowski and Bill Belichick, along with other members of the Patriots this offseason, as the head coach is questioning whether his tight end is “all in” with the team, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Darlington.

Gronkowski reportedly cited the large physical and mental toll of playing the position and role the Patriots have him in as reasons for retirement consideration. Coming back to the team, Gronkowski is aware he will be expected to fill the same role.

Darlington adds that the tension could ease throughout the offseason if Belichick feels Gronkowski is showing a commitment to football.

One caveat to the report is that Gronkowski is “pretty certain” he will return for his ninth season as long as Tom Brady is also back, which is expected to be the case.

Tom Brady has accomplished it all in the NFL. He’s a five-time Super Bowl champion and a three-time league MVP. He just completed his age-40 season and doesn’t appear ready to hang up his cleats.

And his wife, Gisele Bundchen, won’t force him to.

Bundchen shared with Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal that she will not push her husband to retire.

“It’s not my decision to make,” Bundchen said in an interview conducted before Super Bowl LII in February, according to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston. “It’s his decision, and he knows it. It wouldn’t be fair any other way.”

Brady has said previously that his wife “would have me retire today” if it were up to her.

“I would never in my life ever (attempt to convince him to retire),” Bundchen said. “I want him to be happy. Believe me, I’ve been with him when he’s losing. Try to be with him after you have lost (Super Bowls). I mean, I had my fair share, OK? As long as he’s happy, he’s going to be a better father, he’s going to be a better husband, and I just want him to be happy. I do have my concerns, like anyone would.”

Brady will enter the 2018 season as the defending league MVP with revenge on his mind after losing the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Big Show’s 19-year WWE run has officially come to an end today.

‘The World’s Largest Athlete’ confirmed in a March 2017 interview with SportingNews.com that his current WWE deal expired in February 2018, and as yesterday was the last day of the month, he is now a free agent.

Signing from WCW in 1999, Show debuted at St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: In Your House, and soon became a staple. Though often subjected to questionable booking and character direction, Show leaves the company as a four-time WWE/World Heavyweight Champion, and after scooping countless other accolades throughout his career, he’s a surefire Hall Of Fame inductee.

Fans may not have seen the last of Show, though. The former Giant has been off television since undergoing hip surgery in September, and while he once claimed he was planning on retiring at the end of his contract, he probably won’t want to go out like this.

A big retirement match and/or a Legends deal are entirely possible, as Show looks to be in great shape at the moment. It’s telling, too, that WWE haven’t confirmed his release, and after close to two decades with the company, he deserves a chance to say “goodbye.”

Now that he’s back with the Miami HeatDwyane Wade says there will be no other stops in his NBA career.

“This is it for me, guys. I’m going to stay here until I decide to hang it up,” Wade told NBA TV’s Grant Hill on Friday night. “This is home, and I’m so happy to be back.”

After a season-and-a-half detour through the city of his birth with the Chicago Bulls, and 46 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wade was traded back to the Heat on Thursday for a future second-round pick. He received a thunderous ovation upon his return to American Airlines Arena on Friday, scoring three points in a Miami win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Wade is as synonymous with the Heat as any player in franchise history, and judging by he and his wife Gabrielle Union’s happiness at the return, it’s clear they never wanted to leave South Florida.

Wade is currently on a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum of $2.3 million. The 36-year-old has slowed over the last few seasons, but can still be productive offensively. An impasse with team president Pat Riley over a new deal drove Wade away from the Heat in 2016.

Edge spoke with Chuck Carroll of CBS Local Sports on Paige’s neck injury that ended her WWE in-ring career, which WWE Star is the best actor, and his bucket list. Here are some of the highlights:

Paige’s injury and comparing it to the neck injury that ended his WWE career:

“You know, I don’t know. It is tough, because if that is the case, and she does have to retire… I haven’t heard anything past the initial speculation… it is such a different case, because when I retired, I was 37. I had accomplished everything and then some I set out to do within that industry, so there wasn’t anything else besides wanting to help some younger talent and teach them. That was what the next mode of my career was going to be. So it is a different scenario.

I guess all I can say, if that is the case, is she did a lot. She got a lot accomplished. She won the women’s championship, and she stood out. You just try and focus on the positives instead of drawing on the negatives. That’s really all you can do in that kind of situation. But I don’t know if there’s a magic elixir or the perfect sentence you can say to make that easier to swallow.”

If John Cena or The Rock is a better actor:

“I guess it depends on what you’re going for. I’ll politically say it as that. How about Batista?”

What’s left on his bucket list:

“I keep exploring what I’m doing now. The pod is fun, and I get to connect to my childhood best friend every week, no matter where I am. We get to catch up with some friends who we don’t get to see all the time. Basically just bust each other’s chops. I really want to explore different characters and see what the next character is. I mean, who knows what’s next? But I would like [it] to be as challenging as this one has been. I don’t want to take a step back. I just want to keep going forward and just see what there is out there and just try to keep honing my craft and my chops. More importantly than all of that is just trying to be the template that you want your little girls to see of what a man is. So between all of those, that should keep me pretty busy.”

You can check out the full interview by clicking here.

Coming off a Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in which he caught 9 of 15 targets for 116 yards and two touchdowns, Rob Gronkowski may be weighing a career change.

The oft-injured Patriots tight end is reportedly considering retirement from football in order to pursue an acting career, a source told Bill Burt of the Eagle Tribune. He suffered a concussion in the AFC Championship Game, though returned in time for the Super Bowl, and apparently told friends that his injuries have taken a toll.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Sylvester Stallone have told Gronkowski he could make millions as an action star, reports Burt, which is apparently another draw because of his contract.

The four-time first-team All-Pro is due a base salary of $8 million in 2018 and $9 million in 2019 – the final years remaining on his six-year, $54-million extension.

He’ll be 30 when that contract is set to expire.