Ryan Clark: I’d Retire Before Playing For A London Team


Ryan Clark will travel to London with the Steelers for the last time as a player on Sunday.

Clark took the trip and doesn’t mind playing one game every few years in England because there are NFL fans everywhere. What Clark has no intentions of doing is ever playing for a London based NFL team.

Clark was a guest on ESPN Wednesday, and said that he’d retired before he played for a London NFL team.

“I’d retire. I’d definitely retire,” Clark said.

Clark,  like a few other players around the league, said “he doesn’t see how an NFL team in London could compete, and doesn’t see why any NFL player would want to play there.”

“That team would be asked to travel eight weeks of the season extremely far away,” he said. “It would be extremely tough to ask. I don’t know if guys want to relocate their families, have their families educated in London, have their families relocate to London. It just seems like a hard deal for players to do. I can’t see unrestricted top notch top caliber free agents wanting to go to London to play football.”