John Lynch to Retire Monday in Tampa

Horn FanSenior Writer INovember 14, 2008

John Lynch, one of my favorite NFL players ever, will be announcing his retirement Monday at 3 p.m. (EST) in a press conference at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla.

Lynch was selected in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and played 11 years with the team. In 2004, he signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent, playing four years with the Broncos; for two weeks in this year's preseason, he was a Patriot.

"His nine Pro Bowl selections at the safety position during his awesome 15 year NFL career ranking second in league history," according to

He was a four-time AP All-Pro selection and a key member of Tampa Bay's 2002 team that won Super bowl XXXVII.

Lynch played in 12 postseason games and three conference championship games, two with Tampa and one with Denver.

Since 1993, I've been a fan of Lynch and loved watching all his breathtaking hits—no one dominated late in games like he did and I'm going to miss him.

Happy retirement, John, you earned it and I hear the HOF calling you shortly.