Charles “Peanut” Tillman says that if he does not retire from the NFL he will only play for the Carolina Panthers.
Tillman has played 13 seasons in the NFL. He is a two time Pro Bowler and one time All NFL performer.
Tillman was drafted by the Chicago Bears in 2003 and played his entire career there until last year when he signed a one year deal to play for the Panthers.
He grew up in Texas and played his college ball in Louisiana but now claims that his heart belongs to the Carolina franchise.
“[It] felt like I had been there my entire career, ” expressed Tillman. “That’s the only team I really want to play for. It’s Carolina. It’s a great group of men. … A great group of coaches. The front-office guys are great. To me it was no surprise they were, or we were, 17-2.”
Tillman tore his ACL in the last week of the NFL season and has been out of action for five months, including the Carolina run to Super Bowl 50.
According to Tillman, he is still months away from being able to contribute to any football team and that if the Panthers would have him, he would likely sign near the end of training camp.
Although Tillman is certainly set on Carolina, the proposition of signing the 35 year old corner is tricky as Carolina drafted three corners in the 2016 NFL Draft.
“I just want to play for Carolina,” said Tillman on Saturday.