I was informed a couple days ago that I’m on the trading block. The Jaguars are trying to trade me. Professional sports is a business and no one is exempt from the business aspect, not Hall of Famers, not star players. Fred Taylor, Derrick Brooks, Marvin Harrison are just a few household names who were let go by teams they had spent 10+ years with.
I have already been very fortunate. I am living the dream. I just finished my 6th year in the NFL (Not For Long) with the same team and I’m on my second contract. The average career is only 3 years. So far I have had a few seasons cut short due to injury but I am 100% healthy now. I am committed to maximizing my potential and being one of the best tight ends in the league, now that I am healthy, that is very possible.
I want to thank the Jaguars fans and all of the people who have supported me and followed my career through college and NFL. So many people have supported me when things were going well, but most importantly when they weren’t. Thank you so much. I’m excited to get a new opportunity and a fresh start but nervous to leave the only team and fans I know.
Looking forward…I have prayed about this situation and I have peace because everything will work out for the better. I am healthy and I will give everyone more highlights, more catches to cheer about, and continue to be a good role model, just in a different uniform.