Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Calais Campbell enjoyed a 14-year career in the NFL, and the future 36-year-old is preparing as if the 2022 season will be his last.
During an appearance on NFL Network’s “Inside Training Camp Live” on Friday, Campbell revealed he doesn’t know what’s beyond the upcoming season when it comes to his football career.
“I’m in a place right now where I’m just taking it this year. I know I have this year in me,” Campbell said via NFL.com’s Nick Shook. “I don’t know if there’s anything left after this, but I’m going to leave it all on the pitch, empty the tank, and when it’s all said and done, after this year I’ll meet up in the offseason to see where I go. am.
“But right now, I’m preparing like it’s my last year. So I’m going to give it my all. »
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) August 5, 2022
This isn’t the first time Campbell has flirted with the idea of retirement. During the offseason leading up to the 2021 season, he didn’t rule out hanging it up after the end of the season.
Campbell signed a two-year contract extension with the Ravens earlier this offseason after snapping a four-game Pro Bowl streak last year with one of the worst statistical seasons of his career. He had the second-fewest sacks of his career (1.5) in 15 games, in addition to 49 combined tackles (the fourth-fewest of his career) and 12 quarterback hits.
H/T Pro Football Talk