New York Jets’ veteran receiver Corey Davis is hanging up his boots after six thrilling seasons in the NFL. The news hit social media like a storm when Davis shared his heartfelt decision.
“It’s time to say goodbye to football,” he admitted. “Tough as it is, family’s calling, and I’m answering.” Gratitude is at the heart of his message – for his family, friends, the Jets, and even the obstacles that shaped him.
The Tennessee Titans saw potential in Davis, snagging him as the fifth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Four standout years later, the Jets offered him a cool $37.5 million for three years. His base salary? A whopping $10.5 million!
“Thanks for all, CD. You’re a Jet forever,” the organization tweeted.
Davis was eyeing a playoff run with new quarterback Aaron Rodgers and company. But things took a turn, and the top receiving spot seemed a distant dream.
Enter Garrett Wilson, Offensive Rookie of the Year. With Rodgers, Wilson’s forming an exciting duo. Add Mecole Hardman, Allen Lazard, and Randall Cobb, and the receiver’s room’s bustling.
Life with the Jets wasn’t all touchdowns for Davis. November 2020 hit him like a blindside block. His brother, Titus, passed away from kidney cancer. Playing through pain, both physical and emotional, became his reality.
The next season, a career-high 984 yards and a deal with the Jets seemed like a fresh start. But injuries benched him, and he confessed, “It’s been pretty rough.”
His wife became his rock, his guide through a maze of grief, injuries, and pressure.
Injuries lingered in 2022 too. Playing 13 games, he made 32 catches for 536 yards and two touchdowns. Now, at 28, he’s ready for life’s next play, with more time for family.
Davis’ NFL legacy? 3,879 receiving yards, 273 catches, 17 touchdowns, and 78 games of pure passion. A remarkable chapter ends, but his book’s far from closed. Good luck, Corey!