Vernon Davis announced his retirement from the NFL today, a move that was expected. Davis, who turned 36 last month, plans to pursue a career in acting. Davis was the 6th overall pick in the 2006 draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He spent his first 10 seasons with the 49ers, then spent a year with the Denver Broncos.
Davis joined his hometown team, the Washington Redskins, in 2016 and spent 4 seasons here. He started 39 games, and had 122 receptions for 1721 yards and 8 TDs. His final season in Washington was cut short by a concussion he suffered in Week 4, his 5th known concussion during his NFL career.
The Redskins also lost starting TE Jordan Reed to a concussion due to a dirty hit by Falcons safety Keanu Neal in the preseason. Washington heads into the 2020 season with a serious need at TE, a position that new Head Coach Ron Rivera will have to address in the offseason.
#VernonDavis on retirement: "It's been a long career, and because of the concussions that I've had, I feel like it's about that time. And if it wasn't because of the concussions, I'd probably be playing another six or sever more years." #Redskins #HTTR— The Team 980 & 95.9FM (@team980) February 3, 2020