Nasir Adderley announces his retirement

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Safety Nasir Adderley became a free agent this week, but he won’t be signing with any team as a free agent.

In a post to his Instagram account on Thursday, Adderley announced that he has decided to retire from football “after a period of self reflection.” He added that he’s “denied” the realization that it was time for him to walk away in the past.

Adderley was a 2019 second-round pick by the Chargers and he’s been a regular in their lineup since being limited to four games as a rookie. Adderley started 44 of the 50 regular season games he played over the last three seasons, but did not start their playoff loss to the Jaguars earlier this year.

Adderley had 232 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and a half-sack over the last four years.

2 responses to “Nasir Adderley announces his retirement

  1. No two men are alike.

    I recall an interview in which Nasir Adderley mentioned the impact that his relative Herb Adderley exerted on his life, his moral compass, and his work ethic.

    Over a 12 season NFL Hall-of-Fame career, Herb Adderley snagged 48 interceptions in 164 games, was a 5x All-Pro, a 5x Pro Bowl participant, won 6 NFL Championship Titles (5 with Green Bay, 1 with Dallas), played in four of the first 6 Super Bowls, and enjoyed the rare distinction of Vince Lombardi stating that he (Herb Adderley) was “…the finest cornerback….. and best athlete…” that he had ever coached.

    Nasir Adderley is announcing his retirement from professional football today, after a 4-yr career totalling 50 games, and 3 interceptions.

    No two men are alike.

  2. Apparently his goals in life aren’t predicated on playing football, good luck young man on your life journey

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