We’re sure this will go well.
Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green, who retired in a small ceremony at Lambeau Field last August, wants back into the NFL. One small problem — he’s 35 and hasn’t played in the league since the 2009 season.
After that season, Green didn’t get an offer from any NFL team, so he put on the pads for the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL and then the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL before retiring. Now, he says he’s willing to come back in any role.
“I came into the league in special teams and I’d have no problem doing that again,” Green said. “Playing special teams in kickoff coverage, punt coverage. Just put me anywhere. I’m a football player first. That’s something my dad always reminded me. ‘You’re a football player, not just a running back.’
“If a team wants to call me and show serious interest, I’ll be ready.”
Considering guys like LaDainian Tomlinson can’t get a deal and Tiki Barber drew zero interest when he tried to return to the league prior to last season, there’s probably no chance in hell Green will get a shot to play in the NFL again.
We love Ahman Green, but it’s time to get realistic and move on.