Running back still believes he can still produce after being cut by Atlanta Friday.
After being one of three players to be released by the Atlanta Falcons, running back Michael Turner still believes he can produce in the NFL.
Michael Turner took to his official Facebook page to thank the fans and the Falcons organisation.
“I want to thank the Atlanta Falcons for the opportunity to be a part of something great.” Turner said.
“We accomplished a lot during my time here and I will always cherish the memories and relationships I made. I want to thank Mr.Blank for all he’s done for me and my career. He’s a great owner and an even better philanthropist.”
It is obviously an emotional time for the Falcon great, who had the best years of his career with the team, and became one of the most productive backs in the league since he joined in 2008.
The 2012 season was disappointing for the 30 year old, and was clearly no longer the player he once was, rushing for only 800 yards and failing to adapt to the new offensive scheme run by Dirk Koetter.
However, ‘Burner Turner’ went on to suggest that he can still be a decent back in the league
“I’m excited to begin a new chapter of my career and truly believe I have a lot left in the tank.”
Next season Michael Turner will be 31 years old, the twilight of a running backs career.
After seeing his performances from last year, teams will be apprehensive to offer Turner a deal. If they do, it won’t be for much.
It is always hard for running backs to get a contract once they reach 30. Years of abuse from being tackled so many times take their toll, and the majority of backs are usually retired or without a club once they hit the big 3 0.