It looks like it’s finally the end of the road for one of, if not the greatest pass rusher of all-time, as reports say that Giants DE Michael Strahan is ready to call it quits. FoxSports.com is reporting that Strahan wanted to finalize his decision before the defending Super Bowl champs gathered for mini-camp. “It was important that my teammates knew which way I was going before they got on the field to start the work to defend our title,” Strahan told the Web site. “It’s time. I’m done.”
Strahan was expected to go this route, especially after the Giants shocked the NFL world last season with a Super Bowl upset win over the Patriots 17-14 in Arizona. He is the NFL’s all-time sack leader with 141 1/2 sacks, and the leagues single-season sack king after recording 22 1/2 during the 2001 season. He is also a six-time Pro Bowl selection.
“It’s a tough decision, but I wanted to be fair to the Giants and fair to my teammates,” Strahan said. Last season Strahan was a big distraction, as he went back and forth with the thought or playing or walking away, before finally right before the season deciding he wanted to play. Strahan will finish his stellar career with 854 career tackles, four interceptions, 21 forced fumbles and two career touchdowns in 216 games.