The best defensive lineman to ever suit up for the Montreal Alouettes believes his future is up to him.
John Bowman told 3DownNation’s Matthew Ross that his “status is just up in the air right now.”
The 35-year-old was an East all-star in 2017 making 35 tackles and nine sacks plus two forced fumbles.
“As far as I know it’s up to me, whether I want to come back or not. I’ve talked to Kavis [Reed] briefly, I’ve talked to Patrick Boivin briefly. They all want me to come back and everybody’s rooting for me to come back, so we’ll see how I feel. I just started working out again and I just realized how old I am,” Bowman said laughing on TSN 690 radio in Montreal.
Bowman is the Alouettes franchise leader with 121 sacks in 200 games since joining Montreal in 2006. He’s a two-time Grey Cup champion with the Als (2009 and 2010).
“I feel good. And I’ve told Kavis and coaches before as long as I feel like I’m competing good and I can keep up with these young boys, I’m going to come back and play some more,” Bowman said.
“I feel good, besides the broken hand and a couple minor nicks and bruises, I left the field relatively healthy last year. I’m starting to crank it up here now and we’ll just see how it feels come mid-January what’s my plan for the year.”