28-year-old New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis has quit the NFL, bringing an end to a fledgling career that had only lasted six seasons. The former Tennessee Titans star was already on personal leave and has now decided to call time on his career ahead of the new season.
Davis confirmed his decision via his Instagram page, stating;
“For some time now I’ve been contemplating stepping away from the sport of football,”
“This decision has not been easy. Although I am a deep person, I am a man of few words. I’ve been searching my heart for what to do and I feel that stepping away from the game is the best path for me at this time. I have more blessings than I could have ever imagined — I have an amazing family, a beautiful wife and two healthy children that I look forward to spending more time with. I am truly grateful for all the opportunities I have had and will continue to have on my journey. Thank you to my family and friends and the Jets organization for supporting me through this process.” Davis added.
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Jets head coach Robert Saleh was full of praise for Davis when commenting on his retirement, stating;
“It was a pleasure to coach a player like Corey Davis,”
“He is a true competitor on the field and was a tremendously positive influence in the locker room. We are grateful to Corey for all the hard work and dedication he put into this team, and we wish him all the best in the future.”
Davis signed with the Jets in 2021, collecting a three-year deal worth $37.5 million, and over the course of his six seasons in the NFL, he made 273 catches and completed 17 touchdowns.
Fans of the New York Jets have had to suffer through some atrocious form for quite some time, and the arrival of a bone fide legend, and that’s exactly what four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers is, is sure to lead to hopes of a revival.
Remember, this Jets team has failed to make the postseason for 12 seasons on the run, and over that period, they have only once secured a winning season.
Saleh took over ahead of the 2021 season and led the team to a 4-13 record, but last time around, they showed some signs of improvement, albeit still only managing a 7-10 record and fourth place in the AFC East.
The loss of Davis means that Rodgers has one less player of quality to aim his passes to, but he’ll still be looking to deliver the goods. The 39-year-old veteran made his Jets debut against the New York Giants in a pre-season game at the MetLife Stadium and completed five of eight passes, including a touchdown pass to Garrett Wilson, as they secured a 32-24 win.