Could Ravens ex-Pro Bowler retire after 2022 season?
Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman Calais Campbell has enjoyed a 14-year NFL career, and the soon-to-be 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 that he does not know what lies beyond the upcoming season as far as his football career is concerned.
“I’m in a place right now where I’m just taking it this year. I know I’ve got this year in me,” Campbell said via Nick Shook of NFL.com. “I don’t know if there’s anything left after that, but I’m going to leave it all on the field, empty the tank, and when it’s all said and done, after this year, I’ll reconvene in the offseason to see where I’m at.
“But right now, I’m preparing like this is my last year. So, I’m going to give it everything I have.”
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) August 5, 2022
This is not the first time that Campbell has flirted with the idea of retirement. During the offseason prior to the 2021 season, he did not rule out hanging it up after the season concluded.
Campbell signed a two-year contract extension with the Ravens earlier this offseason after breaking a streak of four consecutive Pro Bowls 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 (fourth-fewest of his career) and 12 quarterback hits.