In a move that surprises only those who thought that Robison would call it a career after the 2017 season, Vikings right end stalwart Brian Robison announced (I guess) that he expects to retire after the 2018 season in a conversation with Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press this week.

He said:

“I really do believe that probably at the end of those two years, it will be it, It’ll be about my time to call it, but we’ll see how I feel when I get there. … But I would say that more than likely, that will probably be the time that I’m going to have to lay things to the side and get ready for life after football.”

This is after the 34 year old Robison (Who has played all of his ten years as a pro with the Vikings) agreed to take a pay cut to stay with the Vikes recently (As the play of third round pick Danielle Hunter made Robison less of a necessity on the line). He will earn a base of $7.5 million for the next two seasons, with $5.15 million of that guaranteed (Which is a cut of about $1.4 million over the same amount of time).

Robison had a renaissance of sorts last season as he logged 7.5 sacks, bringing his career total to 56 sacks. He’s a class act and will be missed when he does decide to hang it up.

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