Darren Waller Announces Retirement From NFL After 8 Seasons

Darren Waller Announces Retirement From NFL After 8 Seasons
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For­mer New York Giants and Las Vegas Raiders tight end Dar­ren Waller has decid­ed to retire from the NFL after 8 sea­sons. The 31-year-old informed the Giants of his deci­sion to step away from pro­fes­sion­al football.

Waller had a high¬≠ly suc¬≠cess¬≠ful stint with the Raiders from 2019‚Äď2021 where he estab¬≠lished him¬≠self as one of the top tight ends in the league. He was select¬≠ed to the Pro Bowl in 2020 after record¬≠ing 107 recep¬≠tions for 1,196 yards and 9 touchdowns.

How­ev­er, injuries began to plague the tal­ent­ed pass-catch­er. He missed 5 games for the Giants in 2023 and was­n’t ful­ly healthy. Waller end­ed his career with 350 recep­tions for 4,124 yards and 20 touch­downs across 86 total games played over 8 sea­sons split between the Ravens, Raiders, and Giants.

The Giants thanked Waller for his con¬≠tri¬≠bu¬≠tions in a short state¬≠ment, wish¬≠ing him the best in retire¬≠ment. His depar¬≠ture leaves a hole at tight end that Daniel Bellinger and oth¬≠ers will have to help fill.

Waller over­came drug addic­tion ear­li­er in his career after being draft­ed by the Ravens. He trans­formed him­self into an elite play­er and role mod­el. Despite the injuries, Waller leaves the NFL hav­ing cement­ed his sta­tus as one of the great come­back sto­ries and tight ends of his generation.

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