Ndamukong Su’s mother wanted him to retire. He has 19-month-old twin boys who probably wanted dad to stay at home.
Su does not need money, having earned over $166 million in his career.
So why go back now, at 35, without proving anything?
“Championships. That’s what keeps me going,” Sukh replied simply.
He signed a one-year contract with the Eagles this week, turning down other offers to sign with a team that, with one loss, has a good chance of winning the Super Bowl.
“I’m not going to sit here and lie to you saying I’ll play for any old team,” Su said via MediaNews Group’s Bob Grotz. “I want to be able go and earn a ring and celebrate it with my family and especially my teammates and the people I did it with. For me, I’ve only been able to get amazing accolades in terms of individual performance, but at this particular stage of my life, it’s more than that.”
Su won his first ring in 2020 with the Bucs who defeated the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
On Friday, he trained for the first time with his new team, and Nick Sirianni was evasive about Su’s availability this week. Suh said he hopes to play, but it depends on the coaches.