DeVante Parker Retires After Nine Seasons in NFL, Reflects on Career Divided Between Dolphins, Patriots, and Eagles

He divided his career between the Dolphins and the Patriots, before signing in recent weeks with the Eagles, with whom he did not play.

After nine seasons of NFLthe wide receiver of the Philadelphia Eagles, DeVante Parkerhas decided to retire, he said Monday night.

Although he was eager to begin his journey with the Eagles, Parker He decided to spend more time with his family, including his four children.

“I want to see my children, spend quality time with them,” he described Parker. “I want to be there for them whenever I can.”

DeVante Parker never managed to live up to expectations as a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. AP Photo/Steven Senne

Parker finished his career NFL with 369 receptions for 5,266 yards and 27 touchdowns.

Parker31, is excited to see what’s next, although he has no definitive short-term plans professionally.

“I’m just going to take things calmly,” he said.

When asked what he will remember most about his career in NFL, Parker He responded: “The camaraderie. The brotherhood in the locker room of whatever team it was. Everyone always welcomed me with open arms, and I appreciate them for that.”

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“Also, I appreciate the [Miami] Dolphins for recruiting me and giving me the opportunity. I will always have love for Dolphins and its organization,” he said. “And I want to thank the other teams, the [New England] Patriots and the Eagles, also. But the Dolphins “They were the first team, and I really want to thank them.”

The agent of years of Parker, Jimmy Gouldnoted that it was a privilege to represent him.

“It will continue to be an honor to represent DeVante as he moves forward into what is the next chapter in his life,” he said Gouldwho heads Management One.

2024-05-21 02:03:28
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