Terence Newman: ‘I just want to win a ring’ with the Vikings

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Terence Newman and Brian Robison
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Terence Newman and Brian Robison /

In a recent mini docu-series, the veteran Minnesota Vikings cornerback explains the reasoning behind why he continues to return to the field after so many years.

For more than half of his NFL career, current Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman has been a part of the same organization as Mike Zimmer. In 2018, Newman is hoping that he and Zimmer will finally be able to celebrate a Super Bowl win together.

During his 15-year career, the Vikings corner has appeared in a total of 10 playoff games. However, last season was the first time ever that Newman was able to play in a conference championship when Minnesota took on the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Vikings were unable to defeat the Eagles in the matchup and Newman is definitely not satisfied with that being his final game in the NFL. The corner recently re-signed with Minnesota and his reasoning for returning really just boils down taking another shot at delivering a Super Bowl win to the Twin Cities.

"“Getting to this stage in my career, personally, I just want to win a ring. That’s it. I want to win a ring, I want to celebrate with my teammates and my coaches, and be able to say that I’ve met that highest of high and have a Lombardi trophy.”"

These comments from Newman came from part one of a recent mini docu-series titled Terence Newman Presents that was posted on the Vikings’ official team website. It features clips and interviews with the cornerback compiled by the Vikings Entertainment Network from the 2017 season.

In part one of four of the mini docu-series, the veteran corner explains why he still loves playing for Minnesota and Zimmer and why he still has yet to retire.

Even though these comments were made in 2017, it’s very clear that Newman still has the same goal in mind for the Vikings’ upcoming season. The corner was even willing to re-sign with Minnesota this year for a very small amount of money just so that he would get another opportunity at finally winning a Super Bowl.

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Newman knows his championship window is closing, so he will likely do everything and anything he can in 2018 to ensure that he ends the season raising the Lombardi trophy in a sea of purple and gold confetti.