Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel is once again taking part in the Super Bowl festivities leading up to the game as a spokesmen for Head and Shoulders, and as result of that he is making the media rounds. On Tuesday, the bearded one was a guest on the SVP and Russillo Show on ESPN Radio and was asked if he still wants to play.
“I think I have a couple (years) left in me,” said Keisel, who will be an unrestricted free agent come the start of the new league year in march.
Keisel added that he feels good right now coming off of his 12th year in the league.
“I feel great and I still feel like I can play,” he said. “We’ll see what happens.”
During a recent conference call with season ticket holders, Steelers team president Art Rooney II was reportedly asked about Keisel and he said that the BYU product first needed to decide whether or not he wants to play. Rooney then went on to say that the organization would then need to decide whether or not he fits into their plans for 2014.
Keisel obviously isn’t ready to call it a career, but there aren’t likely to be many teams ringing his phone early in free agency because of his age. As for the Steelers, they have to first decide if they are going to re-sign Ziggy Hood and Al Woods, so Keisel figures to be way down their list of priorities.
Should Keisel indeed wind up being re-signed, you would have to think that it would be close to the veteran minimum amount and with no guarantee that he starts. The Steelers could use his veteran leadership, however, as well as his ability to give 500 quality snaps next season. We’ll see.