Either due to retirement or non-performance in their roles as starters, the following players are unlikely to return as starters after the 2015-16 NFL betting season:
THE POTENTIAL RETIREESPeyton Manning, Denver, QB: Whether it will be because of Father Time catching up to him, a Denver fan base pushing for a young franchise quarterback, or corporates ready to offer him a lucrative job, the reality is that Manning is highly likely to retire from football at the end of this season.
- Charles Woodson, Oakland, Safety: Entering 18th season in the league, so his body is giving away to the fatigue
- Jared Allen, Chicago, DE: The 33-year-old has been switched to learn the OLB position from scratch in 2015 after serving as a DE for 12 years in his career. Is likely to call it quits after struggling in his new role this year after also struggling as a DE in 2014 when he recorded a career-low 5.5 sacks.
- Devin Hester, Atlanta, KR/WR: Turns 33 this year and his output has been slowing down as a returner, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he called it quits.
- Reggie Wayne, Free Agent, WR: The 37-year-old was released by the Colts and is yet to be signed by a new team. Could actually leave the NFL for good this year if he isn’t signed by a new team by September 2015.