Los Angeles Chargers star wideout Quentin Johnston made good on his promise.
“I just want to give a big shout-out to my mom,” he said. “She’s going to be putting her two weeks’ notice in today. She can retire. I don’t want you working another day.”
The former TCU wide receiver got his wish as Thursday was Sherry Johnston’s last day as a secretary at the VA Hospital in Temple, Texas, ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry reported.
“We definitely had conversations after, because I told him I didn’t want to retire, that I still wanted to work, and he was like, ‘I’m not trying to hear that, I need you to retire,'” said Sherry Johnston.
Sherry Johnston continued, “He was like, ‘Mom, you’re always talking about these blessings… and now I have the opportunity to bless you, and you’re not going to let me do it!’ And I was like, yeah, when you put it that way, I’ve got to let you do it.”
Sherry said, “When you put it that way I gotta let you do it.”
Sherry will now entire retirement after a 31-year career, serving at the VA hospital and in the United States Army.
Johnston helped lead TCU to the CFP National Championship Game last season after catching 60 passes for 1,069 yards and six touchdowns.
After being drafted, the Chargers signed him to a four-year, $14 million contract, with a signing bonus of $7.32 million. He will now join Keenan Allen and Mike Williams on the Los Angeles receiving depth chart.
“The money is cool, but I don’t plan on sitting there and blowing it,” Johnston said, per Thiry. “I’m going to have it in my savings account. I’m not really focused on the money, I’m focused on football.”
Hopefully, he can be the player to help the team get over a blown 27-point lead in a historic postseason loss to Jaguars this past January.
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