Ray Lewis seemed to dispute speculation that he would retire after this season if the Ravens win the Super Bowl. During an interview with NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin, the 13-time Pro Bowl inside linebacker seemed to suggest that he’s still not thinking about retirement.
“Let me sum it up for all players: this is a one-time thing,” Lewis said in an interview aired on “NFL GameDay Morning” on Sunday. “We don’t get youth back, so there isn’t any coming back to this for me. If we go win the Super Bowl this year, what am I supposed to look at my team and say? Individually, ‘I have two, I’m done.’ Or do I look at my fellas and say, ‘Let’s scrap it up one more time, let’s see if we can make this run one more time.’ That’s all what the legacy is about: togetherness and to hoist that Lombardi with my boys. There is nothing I wouldn’t give up for that.”
Lewis also said that he has not had conversations with coaches this season about sitting out certain situations in games.
“In any war, who pulls their General out? Nobody,” he told Irvin. “When I put on that jersey number 52, every man in this building believes in one thing: whatever our General says, we follow. Bottom line. I’ve heard it too long, and guess what? When I’m done, I’m still going to hear it. But guess what? The only thing we can ever take with us in this business is our resume.”
Ray Lewis not thinking about retirement
Pro Bowl linebacker intent on winning Super Bowl, then deciding future