Posted by Evan Silva on May 5, 2012, 2:57 PM EDT
Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney is 32 years old. He’s due a whopping $14.035 million base salary. Indianapolis is changing defensive schemes for the first time in Freeney’s career. But new coach Chuck Pagano and G.M. Ryan Grigson want to keep their top pass rusher, and Freeney has bought in.
“I’m kind of old school when it comes to that thought,” Freeney told Alex Marvez of Sirius XM Radio. “I’m not LeBron trying to leave the team. I’m more like the era of Magic and Lawrence Taylor, who stayed with that same team for their entire careers win, lose, or draw. They were married to the city they were drafted in. You go through the tough times and great times with them, and that’s it. That’s what I’m looking forward to.”