Chris Long Says "Itch is Still There", Hasn't Ruled Out Playing Next Year

After the Eagles won the Super Bowl in February of last year, Chris Long have a difficult choice to make. He could have called it a career and gone out as a back-to-back Super Bowl champion, or he could continue playing and risking his health as his playing career continues to dwindle down to its twilight. After mulling retirement a few months in the offseason, Long ultimately decided to return to the Eagles in 2018.


Long remained efficient for the Eagles last season, recording 6.5 sacks and adding 0.5 sacks in the playoffs. The past two weeks Long had been mum about his future, but on Friday he joined 94WIP and told listeners what his plans are for 2019.

With recent rumors that the Eagles might make a big-splash in Free Agency and signing a pass rusher, Long might find himself far down on the depth chart if he were to come back. This past season Long only put off retirement because he wanted to play the game he loves, and has made it clear with recent donations of his salary that money isn't a priority for him.  With Long waiting to see what the Eagles do first this offseason when it comes to adding defensive ends through Free Agency or the NFL Draft, we won't find out an answer for Long's plans likely for a few more months.

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