Veteran cornerback Jonathan Joseph has announced his retirement. Joseph was a former first round draft selection by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2006. Since then, he played for three other teams over his 15-year career.
Joseph announced his retirement via his Twitter account on Thursday afternoon.
Today I retire from the NFL.
In the summer of 2006, I signed my first NFL contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Fifteen years later, I can say I accomplished my childhood goal of making it to the NFL. I will never forget as a kid telling my father I wanted to be in the NFL. pic.twitter.com/v29OIiziwY
— Johnathan Joseph (@JJOE2424) June 10, 2021
Jonathan Joseph earned two Pro Bowl selections in 2011 and 2012, when he was with the Houston Texans. His career stats include 32 interceptions, 200 pass deflections, six fumble recoveries and eight defensive touchdowns.
After playing for five years in Cincinnati, he signed a five-year, almost $49 million contract with the Texans, spending nine years in Houston. Joseph then spent his last season with the Titans and Cardinals. Now, he is retiring as a 37-year-old veteran.
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