With his 11th season coming to an end, Cardinals’ WR A.J. Green spoke on the possibility of retirement, which could be looming this upcoming offseason.
“Whatever the decision is, I’m at peace.”
Arizona Cardinals WR A.J. Green says he hasn’t made a decision about retiring but he will discuss with his family. pic.twitter.com/kdZnr3xA0T
— Bo Brack (@BoBrack) January 5, 2023
Green notes that it will be a difficult decision that will require conversations with family to determine what is best for him in the future.
If he does decide to retire this spring, this season was obviously not the way he wanted to end his Hall of Fame career.
Not only did the Cardinals finish with one of the worst records in the NFL, but A.J. gained a career-low 145 yards and has specifically seen his production slip over the final half of the year.
Since Week 8, Green has only played in over 60% of offensive snaps once. Additionally, he has only brought in four receptions over the past four weeks.
Nonetheless, during his prime, A.J. Green was almost unrivaled in the NFL. Whether it was five straight 1,000-yard seasons to start his career or seven-straight Pro Bowl appearances, there is no doubt he will make his way into the Hall of Fame in the near future.
If Sunday is Green’s last game in the league, it would be great to see him go out on a high note. When asked what the game would mean, Green responded with:
“This game has been good to me, man. So if this is my last one, I’ll enjoy it.”
It will surely be an emotional weekend for the entire Green family as the Cardinals take on the San Francisco 49ers to wrap up the season.