Cardinals Bracing For Another Star's Retirement
It's been a rough offseason for the Arizona Cardinals. They've already lost J.J. Watt and A.J. Green to retirement, and now it seems that another one of their stars is set to join them.
According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, center Rodney Hudson is expected to retire as well.
Rodney Hudson Retire
While no official announcement has been made yet, the 33-year-old center is apparently ready to call it a career based on Fowler's report, which came out on Sunday.
Hudson reportedly considered retiring before last season as well but opted to play. He may be regretting that decision, however, after a knee injury limited him to four games and the Cardinals missed the playoffs.
Hudson is under contract for a non-guaranteed salary of $2.05 million for 2023, so that's not much of an incentive to come back. The three-time Pro Bowler has never won a Super Bowl, but that outcome seems unlikely for an Arizona team that went 4-13 and finished last in the NFC West last year.
If this is the end of the line for Hudson, it's been an incredible 12-year career for him. He was one of the NFL's best centers for more than a decade and has certainly earned some time off.