3-time Super Bowl champ LeGarrette Blount announces retirement
LeGarrette Blount has decided to hang up his cleats for good. The 3-time Super Bowl champion officially announced his NFL retirement in a 3-minute video on his Instagram account.
Along with the emotional video montage, Blount wrote in his post:
“I just want to inform y’all that I’m officially retiring. I have thought long and hard about this decision, and I’ve talked to my closest family members and friends about this. We collectively agreed on this decision. It is in the best interest of me and my family.
I gave everything I had to the game, my teammates, and my coaches. I want to show my appreciation to the organizations that believed in me enough to give me a real shot.”
The former NFL running back, who played nine seasons in the league, went on to thank the multiple organizations he played for throughout his career.
Blount went undrafted in the 2010 draft, but the Tennessee Titans took him as part of their off-season roster. Despite being cut at the last minute, Blount still gave a shout out to the organization that first gave him a shot in the NFL.
After getting waived, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Blount. He thanked coach Raheem Morris and the Bucs for him “on the map” as he established himself as a real player in the league. Blount also gave his gratitude to the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he signed as a free agent in 2014.
He also gave a lot of love to the New England Patriots, where he won two of his three Super Bowl titles. He expressed his appreciation for getting the chance to play with “the coldest QB to ever play the game” in Tom Brady.
The highlight of Blount’s spiel, however, went to the Philadelphia Eagles, the franchise he won his last Super Bowl championship with in the 2017 season. He called his lone season in Philly “one of the most special” seasons in his career.
The Detroit Lions, the last team Blount played for, did not get any recognition at all from the 34-year old.