Over the previous 12 seasons, Domata Peko has started double-digit games every autumn.
With 13 decades of NFL service under his belt, the 34-year-old free representative believes he’s some more starts .
“I think I’ve a few more years in the tank,” the defensive handle told TMZ Sports in an interview published Wednesday.
According to Peko, the group that is currently showing the best interest is that the Detroit Lions, with whom he visited last week.
“My representative’s trying to work some stuff out,” he explained. “We’re gonna see; only being patient with it and enjoying this time with my family.”
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Along with his loved ones, the former Bengals and Broncos newcomer is spending some time in sunny Southern California and that he would not mind heading back there on a more permanent basis.
“I’d really like to play here in L.A.,” said Peko, who started all 16 games for the Broncos in 2018 with 31 tackles tallied. “I am about L.A., grown up in Whittier. So, dude, when the Rams come phoning or the Chargers, I’d really like to do that.”
Before he had been selected in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft from Michigan State, Peko last played soccer in California within his junior school days when he played with at College of the Canyons, that has produced the likes of pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul and receiver Marquise”Hollywood” Brown.
Asked whether he’d prefer lining up next to Rams all-world defensive tackle Aaron Donald or even Chargers pass-rushing standout Joey Bosa, Peko did not hesitate to go with the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
“I want to be with Aaron Donald,” said Peko, who spent the first 11 seasons of his career in Cincinnati. “That would be dope.”
Locking in on a sales pitch, he had a message for Donald’s head trainer, Sean McVay.
“Coach McVay, your boy friend Domata Peko here ready to go, and I’d really like to come out here and symbolize L.A. and try to pursue this championship,” Peko explained.
The 6-foot-3, 325-pound Peko could nevertheless provide a run stuffer in the middle and an experienced beginning presence to any defensive lineup.
Judging by his remarks, the Lions are likely his top suitor, however putting a big-bodied veteran next to Aaron Donald worked for the Rams last year, so who knows?