On Saturday morning, a veteran running back decided it was time to walk away from the NFL for good.
Former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount announced he’s retiring from the league. The three-time Super Bowl champion announced the decision on Instagram.
“What’s good everyone? I just want to inform y’all that I’m officially retiring,” Blount wrote on Instagram. “I have thought long and hard about this decision, and I’ve talked to my closest family members and friends about this.”
Blount received thousands of comments on the post, but one stood out. Former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sent his former teammate a message.
“So proud of you and everything you accomplished champ it was my pleasure always to be there for you and loved sharing the huddle with you!!” Brady said.
Tom Brady's message to LeGarrette Blount on IG pic.twitter.com/BcwHMWbyMM
— Robert Alvarez (@ralvarez617) December 5, 2020
Blount and Brady won two Super Bowl titles together before the running back left to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles.
He then helped the Eagles take down Brady and company in the Super Bowl, Blount’s third Lombardi Trophy in four years.
Brady went on to win another Super Bowl with the Patriots over the Los Angeles Rams. Now, he’s in the NFC playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.