Denver Broncos corner back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (45) celebrates his interception against the New York Giants during the second quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is easily the top player in the Denver Broncos secondary right now, and he's going to be playing a pivotal role during the Super Bowl this Sunday. If Rodgers-Cromartie helps lead Denver to victory, he actually may hang up the cleats and retire.

Rodgers-Cromartie hails from Tennessee State and planned only playing five seasons in the NFL, according to USA Today. That was his plan when entering the NFL back in 2008.

“I set a goal of five years, I’ve played six,” Rodgers-Cromartie said.

DRC is in a perfect situation where he could pull a John Elway and ride off into the sunset with a Super Bowl ring. But DRC can't be serious, not at the awesome level he's playing football.

"They think I'm joking," he said.

DRC now joins the likes of Peyton Manning, Champ Bailey and other Broncos rumored and linked to retirement after this Super Bowl. Rodgers-Cromartie signed a one-year deal worth $4 million with Denver last summer. He had 31 tackles and three interceptions this season.

Who knows what DRC has in store this offseason if he has a ring, as he's likely to get a mega payday if he ends up staying.

If he does plan on leaving though, the 27-year-old says he would like to become a high school guidance counselor thanks to psychology classes he took in college. And one more thing...

"I'd just chill."


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