Long-time NFL TE Vernon Davis has retired at 36

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis has announced his retirement. He made his announcement in “Golden Gronks” before the Super Bowl.

In the “Golden Gronks” commercial, Davis joins fellow retired NFL players James Harrison and Rob Gronkowski. The “Golden Gronks” were a spin off parody from The Golden Girls.

Former Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis scores a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers
Vernon Davis scores a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers (Getty Images)

The 36-year-old Davis barely played for the Washington Redskins this past season. He saw action in just four games, including one start.

He had 10 receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown in the four games.

His best game of the season came in the season opener when he had four receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. The next three games, he did not have more than 30 receiving yards in a contest.

In fact, in his final game of his career in Week 4, he had one reception for five yards in a 24-3 loss to the New York Giants.

In his career that nearly spanned 15 seasons, he appeared in 198 games, including 179 starts. He had 583 receptions for 7,562 yards and 63 touchdowns.

Davis was a free agent at the conclusion of the 2019 season. He was paid $4.7 million in his final campaign in the league.

Over his 14-year career, he was paid $78 million. He was a two-time Pro Bowler, who also won a Super Bowl ring with the Denver Broncos during the 2015 season following a trade from the San Francisco 49ers.

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