LeGarrette Blount, a significant part of the ground game that helped the Eagles win Super Bowl LII, officially announced his retirement from the NFL Saturday morning on Instagram.
He finishes his career with 6,306 rushing yards and 56 rushing TDs, good enough for 57th on the all-time NFL list. But he saved his best work for the postseason, when he ran for 11 scores in just 11 career playoff games.
Only six running backs have more playoff touchdowns in their careers than Blount, who was a part of two Super Bowl titles with the Patriots in 2014 and 2016 before helping the Eagles win theirs in 2017.
Blount posted a long message announcing the move, with a paragraph for each one of his NFL stops. Here is what he had to say about his one season in Philadelphia.
"PHILADELPHIA!! PHILLY PHILLY!!! PHILLY SPECIAL!!! Doug, Howie Roseman and Mr. Lurie. That entire season was one of the most special seasons in my entire career for so many reasons!! Getting my 3rd SB ring is just icing on the cake that season. Eagles Nation!!"
In an appearance on NFL Network last month, Blount was asked which of his Super Bowl championships was his favorite.
"I would say the Eagles, man. Because originally I had just won a Super Bowl with a team that I felt had a lot of love for me, and unfortunately it didn't work out on the contractual part, so when I went to Philly, I ... I've always had a chip on my shoulder my entire career, but I went over to Philly and I played against [the Patriots], I had a good game, I scored a touchdown, and I'm telling [Patriots] dudes, 'Hey man, let me get 100 yards!'
"So that was by far — well not by far, but it was definitely my favorite. It was bittersweet, but more sweet than bitter because it was New England. It was a really, really, really fun Super Bowl. I enjoyed every moment of that season."
If you need any more evidence of how much he enjoyed his time here, listen to the music under the highlight reel that accompanies his IG post: "Dreams and Nightmares" by Meek Mill, the unofficial hype song of the Super Bowl LII champs.
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