Ed Reed, best known for his 11 seasons played with the Baltimore Ravens and as my favorite NFL player of all time, announced that he will be retiring after 12 years in the league.
The Ravens official Twitter page posted many Tweets about the player but the following one was so fitting:
“After 12 years, Ed Reed is officially retiring: You quarterbacks can finally rest easy.”
Reed played on defense as safety but this pic with the ball in his hands depicts his career and his strong ability to come through with an interception and even a touchdown when his team needed it most. I love him for this athleticism. He holds the all-time NFL record for interception returned yards (1590 yards) and tied for the most post-season interceptions. Ravens fans always knew they could depend on him in the clutch moments. He would turn up with a crucial pick to gain a Baltimore possession.
In 2013, Reed was traded to the Houston Texans and later to the New York Jets. He sat out the 2014 season due to injury but he retires as a Raven signing a one day contract with his first team. He will be inducted into the Ravens “Ring of Honor” on November 22nd.
“I love the city. I love the organization. I hope I did more than I was supposed to,” Reed said.
Reed retires as a Super Bowl XLVII champion, nine-time Pro Bowler, eight-time All-Pro, and 2004 Defensive Player of the Year. The city of Baltimore and all NFL fans alike thank you Ed Reed. Thank God for your entertaining talent.
-Renée Gibson Twitter: disclosednative IG: ms_disclosednative