NFL veteran running back Dion Lewis has announced his retirement despite rumored interest from some NFL teams. His career lasted over the course of ten seasons and the highlight was clearly winning a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. Many players often say they know when it is time to hang it up and it seems Lewis decided it was his time to retire. Lewis will turn 31 in September so he likely still had a few years left, but no longer felt the need to play.
Veteran RB Dion Lewis, who played 10 seasons and won one Super Bowl with New England, is retiring from the NFL despite interest from teams as recently as last week, per source. A great run for a 5-foot-8 RB who always played bigger than his size.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2021
During his career, he played with the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, Tennesse Titans, and New York Giants. His career rushing numbers include 2,425 yards and 13 touchdowns in 567 rushing attempts. He was also a good receiving back where he put up 1,408 yards and eight touchdowns on 191 catches. Lewis was his most effective for the New England Patriots during their Super Bowl run in 2015.
— Alex Barth (@RealAlexBarth) August 13, 2021
This Dion Lewis sliding TD catch ?
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 3, 2020
Lewis begins his journey after football and that journey can take different shapes and forms. Running backs in the NFL can have short careers, but Lewis was lucky enough to carve out a decade of playing the sport he loves at the highest level. We here at Def Pen Sports wish him the best in his future endeavors.