New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck made it clear today that he doesn’t plan on retiring when his contract runs out after this season.
“Oh I’m definitely not retiring, I definitely will continue to play,” Tuck said at a Manhattan Subway, where he made sandwiches for the chain’s customer appreciation month. “My body feels great, I definitely have a huge passion for the game, and we’ll see where everything stacks up at the end of the year.”
Tuck was asked if he wants to sign an extension with the Giants.
“Sure I would, but it’s a business, and I understand that part of it,” he said. “Obviously, the Giants are going to approach it as a business and I’m going to do the same.”
Tuck understands this could be his final season with Big Blue.
“I’ve definitely given thought to it, but again, my focus is on winning games, and I’d be lying to you if I said I hadn’t thought about it, obviously I’ve thought about it,” Tuck said. “But I already said, I’m not going to talk about it or do any dealings until the season is over with and hopefully that’s after four wins and us getting into the playoffs. So that’s what my focus is.
“But yeah, I’ve definitely thought about it and how I want this offseason to go, but the only thing I can control is how I play the game.”
I have a feeling Tuck will be back with the Giants in 2014. The only difference is he might not be starting.