Former Iowa Hawkeye standout Chad Greenway says the next NFL season could potentially be his final one. Greenway is preparing for his tenth season as a linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings. “I don’t know how it’s going to go, obviously I’m taking it one day at a time, I[‘m enjoying everything, we’ll see,” Greenway says.
Greenway restructured his contact this offseason to ensure that he would return to Minnesota. “It wasn’t really that much uncertainty to be honest with you, we had to work it out and everything was good. I’m just really happy to be back and I think both sides seem to be pretty happy with the deal that was drawn,” according to Greenway.
Greenway was drafted by Minnesota and plans to retire as a Viking. “I’m certainly proud of that, obviously it’s not something that many people can talk about, being in one place for 10 years,” Greenway says. “Not only having the staying power to be able to play at that level, to be able to stay and have an organization want to back you for that long.”
Greenway says his focus right now is keeping his starting job at linebacker and play every snap and help the team win. Greenway says the offseason is much smoother than a year ago when the Vikings went through a coaching transition. He says they know what to expect now from the staff and he says they are all more comfortable with the system now.
The two time pro bowler played for the Hawkeyes from 2002 to 2005.