DeAngelo Hall is completed pestering quarterbacks.
After 14 NFL seasons the long-time Washington Redskins nook is retiring from the NFL, he informed reporters Monday. Hall is mulling a doable transfer into tv or a entrance workplace place.
“I’m not playing. That’s for damn sure. But yeah, all the other stuff is still on the table,” he mentioned, via the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
A primary-round decide by the Atlanta Falcons in 2004, Hall spent the previous 9 and a half seasons with the Redskins. Hall was traded from the Falcons to the Raiders in March 2008. He lasted simply eight video games in Oakland earlier than being minimize. Hall signed in Washington three days later to a one-year contract. He rapidly grew to become a staple within the Redskins secondary, first as a nook, then making the transition to security.
The 34-year-old ball-hawk compiled 811 profession tackles, 132 passes defended, and 43 interceptions — tied for 63rd in NFL historical past. Injuries curtailed the tip of his profession, taking part in in 22 of a doable 64 video games the previous 4 seasons. He participated in simply 5 tilts in 2017.
“I had a vision of a gold jacket, but the injuries the last couple years have been very hard on me,” he mentioned. “So that’s kind of out of the question now. But who’s to say I can’t get in there some other way? That’s kind of my focus. I still want a gold jacket, whether I can get one as an exec, a coach — I’m going to get me a damn gold jacket, believe that.”
In 2010, his second full season in Washington, Hall famously intercepted then-Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler 4 occasions, tying an NFL report. Cutler can be anticipated to retire this 12 months. Without Smokin’ Jay round to choose on, it is pretty much as good a time as any for Hall to transition into his subsequent profession. Perhaps Cutler and Hall may find yourself on the identical TV community, so the nook can proceed to choose off the QB — this time verbally.