That's why it's so surprising to see that he has come out of retirement to sign with the New England Patriots for the playoff push.
In actuality, Seau is a paltry 39 years of age and had a career-high three interceptions last season. Plus, with the way injuries have decimated the Patriots' defense, New England will take help anyway they can get it.
Seau's return comes just two days after Roosevelt Colvin rejoined the team. Neither of these defenders have played this season.