Brian Westbrook wants to play football in 2010. Whether that happens with the Eagles, he isn’t quite sure.
In a recent interview with Dan Rather of HDNet’s Dan Rather Reports, Westbrook made it clear that it’s his goal to return next season after suffering two concussions last season. Westbrook is under contract with the Eagles, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be back.
“I’m not sure. That’s one of those things that really is up to them,” Westbrook told Rather. “I’m under contract another year, and I would love to be in Philadelphia. There’s no other team that I would love to play for more than the Philadelphia Eagles. But it’s a situation where in the NFL, younger, cheaper is better for teams. It’s one of those things. It’s part of the business. I experienced it when I was younger, and I experience a different aspect now. You have to try and find out, for the team, what’s better for them.”
According to Philly.com, Westbrook is due $7.25 million next season. They’ve also posted Rather’s interview with Westbrook, which never aired.
Westbrook, who will turn 31 early next season, added that he’s “100 percent sure” he won’t decide to retire before he begins his offseason training regimen. He also spoke at length earlier this week about his concussions, admitting during a radio interview that he rushed back too soon.