CB Morris Claiborne is playing a key role on the Jets this season and tallied his first career pick six earlier this month, but it was not very long ago that he was not even sure whether he wanted to play another game in the NFL.
The former Cowboy said in an interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post that he was dealing a number of personal issues in the time leading up to the season, but he decided to stay after a conversation with his family.
"I sat down and thought about it with my kids," he said. "I talked about it with my wife. She was with me 100 percent, but I don't think she really felt like I was ready to let it go. 'Cause at that time, I feel like I was just reacting off emotions and what I was going through."
Claiborne explained that he was growing frustrated with the fact that football took time away from his wife and two kids. His kids live with their mother in Dallas, and he has had to FaceTime and call with them because he's in New York.
He said he took things one day at a time until he ultimately decided he would continue playing.
"I understand a lot of people get that dream, and here this past summer, when a lot of guys got cut, that made me realize that next day when I walked out those doors, I realized that a lot of these guys had this dream to do this, and they may never play football again, ever in their life," he said.