When the 2013 season ended, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said he hoped to have the contract of Roddy White extended and added that the four-time Pro Bowler has “made it very clear that he wants to be back here for the duration of his career.” Late last week, White, who appeared on 680 The Fan’s The Front Row for a 30-minute guest-host spot, reiterated what his GM already said: he doesn’t want to go anywhere.
“I do want to stay here for the rest of my career,” White said on the Atlanta airwaves. “It’s been really good these nine years.”
Having White finish his career in Atlanta means the 2005 first-round pick can complete his mastery of the Falcons franchise receiving records. He’s currently No. 1 in receptions and receiving yards and is third in receiving touchdowns. White’s 55 TDs is two behind franchise leader Terance Mathis.
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Having White retire as a Falcon would be a suitable end to one of the best careers in franchise history and he is encouraged that both sides want the same thing.
“We’re working to try to get something done,” White said. “They want me to be here, I want to be here, so let’s make it happen.”
White’s entire segment is definitely worth a listen. He covers a wide range of topics from facing off against Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman to lessons he learned early on in his career. There was talk of the 4-12 record last season, but White said the disappointments of 2013 won’t sway their confidence going forward.
“We know when we’re full strength and we’ve got all our guns out there and we’re firing on all cylinders, we can be really good,” he said.