Wide receiver Corey Davis, who has been absent, announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from football. The 28-year-old Davis, a major 2021 free agent signing, announced his decision on Instagram on Wednesday. time without using the term “retirement” or explaining his decision, Corey Davis said he has been thinking about it for a time. The veteran receiver, who skipped offseason training, had one year left on his non-guaranteed $10.5 million contract.
Has Corey Davis retired from football?
Davis’s place in the Jets’ offence was questionable after signing Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman, and Randall Cobb. Corey Davis’ sincere admission, “I’ve been considering leaving football. This choice was difficult.” He thanked his family and opportunities. Davis wanted more time with his wife and two children, which influenced his decision. The Jets and teammates supported Corey Davis.
Coach Robert Saleh acknowledged the decision’s complexity and lauded Davis’s qualities off the pitch. Saleh said, “We want him to play selfishly. Unbelievable man and player.” General Manager Joe Douglas called Davis a “true professional on and off the field.” Davis will be missed as the Jets’ wide receiver depth may be challenged by Lazard’s unexpected absence from practise.
Davis struggled to match contract expectations in two seasons with the Jets due to injuries. While dealing with physical issues, he contributed, especially in 2020 with 65 receptions, 984 yards, and five touchdowns. Davis’s adventure began in 2017 when the Titans drafted him fifth overall. During his four years with the Titans, he improved, culminating with remarkable 2020 stats.