This isn't how I pictured retiring from the NFL But in my 10th NFL season I have been doing what my body has been programmed to do Get ready to play on game day I've endured multiple surgeries and played through many different injuries throughout my career and over the last few weeks this was the latest physical challenge 9 HORNS WAS PHI PTS But today on the field reality hit me fast and hard I shouldn't be out there anymore meant no disrespect to my teammates and coaches But l hold myself to a standard Mentally I always expect myself to play at a high level But physically I know today that isn't possible and I had an honest moment with myself While 1 was on the field I just didn't feel right and l told the coaches I'm not feeling like myself l also wondered Do I want to keep sacrificing? And truthfully I do not because the season is long and it's more important for me and my family to walk away healthy than to willfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late This was an overwhelming decision but I'm at peace with myself and my family I choose to be grateful to God for allowing me to play the game that I have loved as a boy until I turned 30 years old I choose to be grateful to God for being a part of the NFL and making lifelong friends over the last decade There were roadblocks and pitfalls along the way but I am grateful to God for all of it because he doesn't promise any of us an easy journey Lastly I am grateful to God for what he has in store for me ahead in this next chapter of my life - Vontae Davis NFL Official statement from CB @vontaedavis httpstco8WXszhnrUo Meme

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