Former Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin posted a series of tweets Sunday night implying he’s retiring from the NFL.
Because the end of one journey sees the beginning of another. And guess what.. it will be one hell of a journey. You will feel emotional and physical pain you never knew existed. You will fail over and over again. But don’t worry, all of it will be the reason why you succeed. pic.twitter.com/RBH3hy5dip
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) May 13, 2019
Baldwin finished by posting a “Game of Thrones” GIF captioned: “My watch has ended.”
— Douglas Baldwin Jr 🧢 (@DougBaldwinJr) May 13, 2019
“The Seahawks have made the difficult decision to terminate/failed physical Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor,” Seahawks GM John Schneider said. “These are two of the most iconic players in franchise history and both were instrumental in establishing our championship culture, great examples of competitiveness and leadership on the field and in the community. These legendary players will always be a part of our Seahawks family.”
A few weeks ago, Adam Schefter reported that Baldwin may not be able to continue his NFL career due to the “cumulative effect” of multiple injuries.
Schefter mentioned that there is a “real chance” that Baldwin never plays again after undergoing surgery on his groin and shoulder this offseason.
Baldwin, 30, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2011. He was entering the fourth year of his five-year, $46,000,000 deal and set to make a base salary of $9.25 million next season when the Seahawks released him.
For his career, Baldwin caught 493 passes for 6,563 yards receiving and 49 touchdowns over the course of eight seasons and 123 games played. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection.