Veteran free-agent Roddy White is done wasting his time on a team that won't win a Super Bowl.
White, who has spent his entire 11-year career with the Atlanta Falcons, told Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he only wants to continue his playing career if he can sign with a contender.
"I’ve literally prepared myself for it," White said. "I’ve talked to my financial adviser and he said I’m fine if I decide to quit. But I’ve always played this game to win a Super Bowl. I thought I’d get with the Falcons and we’d win a championship and everything I wanted in my career would be fulfilled. I’ve been on good teams and bad teams, but at this point I don’t have the energy to be on teams that can’t win now."
After being cut in March, White admitted he has no interest in attending OTAs and isn't in a rush to sign with a team. At age 34, he has established a screening process and doesn't want to waste time on the field with the wrong group.
"When my agent and I went down the list and I saw the teams that really needed wide receivers, I was like, 'Wow, I really don’t want to go there,'" White said. "I knew I couldn’t win with any of those teams. At this point of my career, I don’t want to be dragging my feet in Week 13 just to have an opportunity to be 4-10 next week."
White has recorded 808 catches for 10,893 yards and 63 touchdowns in his career, but has been part of only one playoff win in four career post-season appearances.
His production drastically dipped in 2015 recording his lowest yards total since his rookie season (506 yards) despite starting all 16 games.
It seems he may be all but done with football if he can't find a winning club willing to take a chance on him.