Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is walking away from the NFL. Maclin, who spent the 2018 without a team, announced his retirement on Monday via social media.
“There will be a letter and video to follow soon in the near future.” – Maclin wrote on Twitter. “It is true I am retiring from the NFL! Stay tuned for how/why I came to this decision. Much love everyone!”
Maclin was drafted 19th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 and ended up spending five years with the team. During his time in Philly, he was one of the team’s main WRs and even managed to earn a Pro Bowl appearance in 2014.
In 2015, Jeremy Maclin decided to move on from the Eagles and ink a five–year, $55 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. After a monster first season with the Chiefs, in which he had career-high 87 receptions for 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns, Maclin saw his production decline as he struggled with injuries. Following 2016 season he was released by the Chiefs and signed with Baltimore Ravens where he failed to make an impact and left the team after one year.
Maclin’s stats include 114 NFL career games in which he had 514 receptions for 6,835 yards and 49 TDs.