Johnathan Joseph announces his retirement

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Cornerback Johnathan Joseph spent some time talking to J.J. Watt about life with the Cardinals before Watt signed with Arizona, but he won’t be joining Watt with the team or playing anywhere else in the NFL this year.

Joseph announced his retirement from the NFL in a Twitter post on Thursday afternoon. He called making it to the NFL his childhood goal in that post and shared a picture of him with former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis after the Bengals picked him in the first round of the 2006 draft.

He would remain with the Bengals through 2010 and then signed with the Texans in 2011. He made the Pro Bowl in his first two seasons with Houston and stayed with the team through 2019. He spent the start of the 2020 season with Tennessee before playing the final four games of his career for the Cardinals.

Joseph returned seven of his 32 career interceptions for touchdowns. He also had 787 tackles, eight forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and a fumble return touchdown in 211 regular season games.

6 responses to “Johnathan Joseph announces his retirement

  1. Pretty sure T.Y. Hilton already retired him back in 2019 after Hilton called him a clown for saying NRG Stadium is his second home.

  2. He and Leon Hall made a great set of outside CB’s for the Bengals for that 4-year stretch.
    That 2009 defense was really good.

  3. Weird he only played for the Bengals for 4 years. Felt like him and Hall were cornerstones of the secondary for 8 years.

  4. Hall and JJo were a great tandem in Cincy. Sad to see him go after his rookie deal but he was upset about not being able to take home Gatorade after bengals practice. He had a great career and congrats to him in his retirement.

  5. I’m still irked that the Bengals kept Leon Hall over him. Both were good, but JJo was better.

  6. Congrats on a great career. I’d see him driving around Northern Kentucky in an orange Camero with black racing stripes and black rims. Love this dude. Would’ve loved to have seen him play out his wildly long career in Cincy.

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