Reigning Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, Chris Long has decided to retire.
The two-time Super Bowl winner took to Twitter last night to announce that he will retire from the NFL and the Eagles.
Cheers. Been a hell of a journey. Eleven years and I can honestly say I put my soul into every minute of it. Highs and lows. I’ve seen them both and I appreciate the perspective. Gratitude and love to those who lifted me up. pic.twitter.com/Ap8zi73Ifl— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) May 19, 2019
6 ABC posted a statement from the Philadelphia Eagles,
“There aren’t many players who can say they won back-to-back Super Bowls and the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award,” the Eagles said in the statement. “There’s no question that his work ethic combined with his unique talent made him into one of the greatest of this era’s professional athletes. We’re very thankful Chris chose to play for the Philadelphia Eagles.”
A class act on and off the field. All of us here at XTU wish you the best!