With the 2023 NFL season just days away from its opening game, a veteran linebacker has announced he’s calling it quits.
Will Compton is hanging it up after nine seasons in the league, having failed to sign with the Atlanta Falcons.
The 33-year-old took to X to announce his decision, also making a bold prediction as he implied he’s set for the Hall of Fame.
“After 9, arguably 10, years in the NFL – I am officially retiring I truly can’t put into words how grateful I am for this game and the people who have been on this journey with me,” Compton wrote. “Thank you all so much. See you in Canton, OH.”
His message was accompanied by a video in which he spoke for nearly eight minutes.
After making a name for himself with the Nebraska program, Compton joined the Washington Commanders as an undrafted player in 2013 and would go on to spend five years with the team.
Compton signed with Tennessee again, also rejoining the Raiders thereafter. He was unable to land on another team after his release in 2022, though he nearly made it to the Falcons practice squad.
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