Chris Long, who won a Super Bowl in his lone season with the Patriots in 2016-17, shared a message Saturday night that indicates he’s likely retiring from the National Football League.
“Cheers. Been a hell of a journey,” Long wrote on Twitter. “Eleven years, and I can honestly say I put my heart and soul into every minute of it.”
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
The former No. 2 overall pick in 2008 then thanked those who lifted him up and said he appreciates both the highs and lows of his career. Long, who played defensive end for the St. Louis Rams, Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles, would finish with 333 tackles and 70 sacks.
In New England, he played all 16 games and racked up 35 tackles and four sacks. Long, 34, also beat the Patriots in Super Bowl LII as a member of the Eagles, and he was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2018.
— NFL (@NFL) May 19, 2019