Longtime NFL wide receiver Danny Amendola has officially announced his retirement, despite reportedly receiving offers from “multiple” NFL teams for the upcoming season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Despite multiple teams calling this offseason, two-time Super-Bowl champion WR Danny Amendola has decided to retire from the NFL. “It was better than I could have ever imagined,” Amendola said about his career.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2022
Schefter added that the Texas Tech grad “is ready to pursue various other interests, including having initial talks with broadcasting networks.”
“It was better than I could have ever imagined,” Amendola told Schefter about his career.
Signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2008, Amendola spent a season on their practice squad. After that, he spent four seasons with the St. Louis Rams before spending five years with the New England Patriots, winning two Super Bowls while playing alongside Tom Brady. He left in 2018 to join the Miami Dolphins for one year before spending two seasons with the Detroit Lions. Amendola spent 2021 with the Houston Texans, appearing in just eight games.
In total, the 36-year-old spent 13 years in the NFL, garnering 617 receptions for 6,212 yards and 24 touchdowns. Amendola was named to the New England Patriots All-2010s Team and is still well-remembered for his time with the franchise.
Amendola might not be a Hall-of-Famer but he’s certainly going to be remembered for his time in the NFL. And with the announcement of his retirement on Monday, plenty of people around the NFL World chimed in with their thoughts about him.
He had some of the most clutch catches in Patriots playoff history https://t.co/lIFF2aS6kQ
— Mike Cronin Jr. (@MikeCroninWMUR) July 25, 2022
One thing Danny Amendola was for the Patriots was clutch. 2 4th Qtr TDs in 2017 AFCCG for Pats
The TD pass from Edelman in 2014 playoff game vs Baltimore
TD in Seahawks Super Bowl
8 catches, TD in Falcons SB win
8 catches, 152 yards in SB loss to Eagles https://t.co/V8cqZ39ozR
— Yianni Kourakis (@WPBF_Yianni) July 25, 2022
1️⃣3️⃣ seasons, 2️⃣ Super Bowl rings and plenty of memories.
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) July 25, 2022
Texas Tech all-time great WR and 2 time Super Bowl Champ, Danny Amendola, officially retires from the NFL after a 13 year career
One of the great former Red Raiders in the NFL https://t.co/3exF8IZeJI
— RC Maxfield 🌵 (@RCMB323) July 25, 2022
This one is pretty high on the list. pic.twitter.com/SJ2EB092Ub
— Pats Pulpit (@patspulpit) July 25, 2022
Congratulations to Danny Amendola on a great career. Played a pivotal role in the #Patriots offense for years and helped the team win two Super Bowls.
— Bobby Thompson (@BThomps81) July 25, 2022