A stalwart of the New England Patriots’ secondary is off to post-NFL life, as Patrick Chung on Thursday announced his retirement.
Judging by the reaction to the news, it’s safe to say Chung had the respect of his teammates.
Chung made the announcement on Instagram, and it was met with nothing but well-wishes for the 33-year-old. James White, Kyle Van Noy, Joe Cardona, Ja’Whaun Bentley and Duron Harmon were among the many who reacted right after the news came down.
Chung spent 10 seasons with the Patriots and one with the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s a three-time Super Bowl champion who played 153 regular-season games and 23 more postseason contests. Chung opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns but was expected back for the 2021 campaign.