Vernon Davis Retires From NFL After 14 Year

Vernon Davis with Redskins in 2018. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/Shutterstock

Veteran tight end Vernon Davis is done with professional football. Davis, who spent the last four years with Washington Redskins, announced on Sunday that he is retiring from NFL after playing in the league for 14 years.

Davis, who recently turned 36, was limited to just four games in 2019 and spent the majority of the season out with a concussion. Ultimately, given his contract with the Redskins expired, he decided it’s better to walk away than pursue another job.

Davis made the announcement during his appearance on FOX’s Super Bowl LIV pregame coverage with former New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.

Vernon Davis will leave the NFL as one of the most productive TEs in the history of the league. Davis, who played with San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, and Redskins, has 7,562 receiving yards and has averaged impressive 12.97 yards per catch, which is the third-best all-time for tight ends that have 300 receptions and more. He also ranks ninth in total receptions among TEs with 583 and sixth in total touchdowns with 63.

Davis is a two-time Pro Bowler and has a Second-team All-Pro selection from 2013. He has a Super Bowl win with the Broncos and he led the league in receiving TDs in 2009.