Rams’ Pro Bowl S Eric Weddle Retires After 13 Seasons in the NFL

Eric Weddle. Photo by Jason Pohuski/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The NFL retirement season is heating up. The latest player to say goodbye to pro football is Los Angeles Rams’ safety Eric Weddle.

Weddle went on social media on Thursday to announce his decision.

Following the end of the regular season, Weddle admitted that he is contemplating retirement. He also underwent his first surgery during his 13 years in the league at the time and said this would factor in his decision as well.

“I’ve had a great run,” said the 35-year-old at the time. “No regrets, baby.”

Weddle finished 2019 with 108 tackles and four pass deflections. He had one year left on his $10.5 million deal he signed with Rams in March 2019.

Before coming to Rams, Eric Weddle also played with Chargers and Baltimore Ravens. During his time in the league, he earned six Pro Bowl appearances and two First-Team All-Pro selections. Weddle also led the league in interceptions in 2011.

Weddle retires with career stats of 1,178 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 29 interceptions, and four defensive touchdowns.