Former Eagles defensive end Chris Long admitted he’d like to retire with the team
Standout defensive end Chris Long won’t be returning to the gridiron, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t still think about the glory days often. The 6-3, 270-pounder was a monster in the trenches, enjoying a stellar 11-year career with the Rams, Patriots and Eagles.
Yet, Long has never had his official retirement ceremony. Of all the three organizations he suited up for, the question begs, which team will he choose to retire with?
“In Philly, it was like the city just got a hold of me. So if I ever do the official retirement, something, I’ll probably do it as an Eagle”
-Chris Long, who won a Super Bowl with Eagles and Patriotshttps://t.co/1e8evDtRph
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) June 23, 2020
Chris Long helped the Eagles win their first Super Bowl ever
Despite only suiting up for the Eagles for two seasons, the city of Philadelphia completely won Long over. Hard to blame him. Philly’s fanbase is known around the world for being one of the most wild, supportive groups out there. While the defensive end was in town, he saw that first hand and enjoyed every minute of it.
In Long’s first year with the Eagles, he helped the team win their first Super Bowl title in February of 2018. You better believe that’s still a special moment for him. He went on to explain, too, that he’d probably pick the Rams, but the team is now in LA and not St. Louis.
Long played for the Rams for eight campaigns, but all in St. Louis. He said retiring with a team in a different city just wouldn’t feel right. That’s why the Eagles have the advantage.
“In Philly, it was like the city just got ahold of me. So if I ever do the official retirement, something, I’ll probably do it as an Eagle.”
Chris Long on if he will “officially” retire from the NFL via @JClarkNBCS.
— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) June 24, 2020
Hopefully something can done in the near future to make things official. Long clearly loves Philly, and it goes without saying, but the feeling is mutual.