Vincent Jackson Retires from NFL After 12 Seasons with Chargers, Buccaneers

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 18, 2018

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) during warmups before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus Denver Broncos NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)
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Wide receiver Vincent Jackson didn't play during the 2017 NFL season, and his agent Jonathan Feinsod said the Northern Colorado product is "very happily retired," per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. 

Jackson entered the league in 2005 when the San Diego Chargers selected him in the second round, and he played 12 seasons for the Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The pass-catcher played in just five games in 2016 because of a torn ACL.

While health problems limited him to a mere 173 receiving yards in his final season, Jackson was a dominant force during his prime. He was a three-time Pro Bowler who helped lead the Chargers to the playoffs four times.

He had six seasons with more than 1,000 receiving yards during a seven-year span from 2008 through 2014, and it is not a stretch to assume he would have extended the streak to seven had he played more than five games in 2010.

Jackson finishes his career with 540 catches for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns.

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