After going through a rough 1-15 season and sustaining multiple concussions during his career, could Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins be considering retiring from the NFL? The source of the speculation started when WR Terrelle Pryor tweeted the following Tuesday afternoon:
How about twitter help me get @Hawk to play another year!!— Terrelle Pryor SR (@TerrellePryor) January 10, 2017
In case it gets removed later on, the tweet reads, “How about [it], Twitter? Help me get @Hawk to play another year!”
Granted, it doesn’t specify “play another year of football,” so he could always be intentionally obscure and really be referencing something like Madden or some other competition between the two. But given how much Hawkins has always talked about wanting an executive career in football after his playing days are done, maybe he’s just ready for that part of his life to begin already, especially given the team’s rebuilding mode.
Hawkins is under contract through 2017, where he'll have a cap hit of $1.8 million. While he is, in my opinion, still a good slot receiver, the Browns do have guys like Ricardo Louis, Rashard Higgins, and Jordan Payton on the depth chart, none of whom were able to receive many reps in 2016.
What do you think, Browns fans? Does Pryor’s tweet hint that he’s considering retirement? If so and you don’t want him to call it quits just yet, go and encourage him to stay as a reply to Pryor’s tweet.