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There's 1 Patriots Player Actually Considering Retirement After Super Bowl

Bill Belichick walking on the field in Patriots gear.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on during warm-ups prior to Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

There's been a lot of retirement talk for two of the New England Patriots' star players heading into this year's Super Bowl.

Both star quarterback Tom Brady and star tight end Rob Gronkowski have been mentioned a lot as potential retirement candidates, especially if the Patriots can win on Sunday. Brady, though, has said there's a "zero percent" chance he retires. Gronkowski, meanwhile, has also played down the talk of retiring.

There is one Patriots' player actually considering it, though.

New England defensive back Devin McCourty admitted on Monday night that retirement could be an option.

"I don't know for sure, man. But I do look at it -- if we can win this game, winning with my brother [Jason], I don't know what else I could do that could top that," McCourty told Deion Sanders at the NFL's Super Bowl opening night. "So I'm just trying to make sure I enjoy this season and enjoy these last couple days with these guys."

McCourty is in his ninth season with the New England Patriots. He has one year left on his contract with the Pats.

New England and Los Angeles are set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. E.T. on Sunday.

The game will be televised on CBS.