LOOK: Barry Sanders jokes about returning to Detroit Lions, on one condition

When Barry Sanders decided to hang up his cleats prematurely prior to the 1999 season, Detroit Lions fans were left wondering what could have been. After all, Sanders was only 31 years old and still in his prime. Had he continued to play at a high level, Sanders would almost certainly be the NFL’s all-time leading rusher. But it was not meant to be.

Following Sanders’ retirement, there was speculation year after year (never from him) that he would make a return to the Lions. Obviously, that ship sailed without Barry ever making a return to the field he once dominated.

On Saturday night, at the NFL Honors ceremony, Detroit native Keegan-Michael Key, who was hosting the show, sat down in the audience and talked about how fans come up to him all the time to tell him how great his show, “Key and Peele” was and how they wish it would have lasted longer than it did. Key then began talking to the person sitting next to him, who was out of camera view, and asked if he knew what it felt like. The camera then moved further away revealing Barry Sanders who replied, “Yeah, I do.”

Later in the night, Sanders tweeted out the following photo of himself and Key, joking that if “Key and Peele” made a comeback, he would do the same.

Check it out.

Sanders may be 47 years old, but the guy still looks like he is in good enough shape to give the NFL one more shot, right?


Written by Don Drysdale

I am a fan of all Detroit sports and LOVE to write about them!


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