Patriots cornerback Shawn Springs was a guest on ESPN’s “First Take” this morning, and he was asked if he’s reached the end of his NFL career after 13 seasons.
“Maybe,” Springs said. “I actually feel like I can still play a lot. I don’t know yet.”
Springs said he will take his time before making a decision on his future. He signed a three-year contract with the Patriots in 2009, but is considering retirement.
If Springs retired, what would he do?
He joked that he would open a dessert bar on the beach in the Dominican Republic, wearing an old Tom Brady jersey. Attending law school is also something he would consider.
“I have so many options right now,” Springs said. “I still really enjoy playing football. Law school would be a great option. Maybe I could negotiate with some of the owners and GMs in the NFL about some of these players coming out. Maybe I could be an agent.”
With that in mind, Springs was asked what it would be like negotiating with Patriots coach Bill Belichick. He said it’s “all business in New England, there is no doubt about that”, but at the same time he said looks can be deceiving when it comes to Belichick.
“Being one-on-one with Coach, he’s great,” Springs said. “When you’re with Coach alone and you are just talking to him, he’s the nicest guy. It’s totally different [than the public perception].”