Malcolm Mitchell Announces Retirement

Malcolm Mitchell is calling it a career. The 25-year-old wideout announced atTedxUGA (via RedandBlack.com) that he’s decided to retire.

The former Georgia standout joined the Patriots as a fourth-round pick during the 2016 draft. He proceeded to appear in 14 games (six starts) that season, hauling in 32 receptions for 401 yards and four touchdowns. He was also a standout during Super Bowl LI, catching six passes for 70 yards.

During that monumental comeback victory, Mitchell snared five fourth-quarter receptions, four of which going for first downs. But injuries did not allow him to build on that standout performance.

Mitchell missed the entire 2017 season after suffering a knee injury and underwent a knee procedure last July. The Patriots ultimately waived him in August, and the receiver hadn’t generated much interest since being a free agent.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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18 comments on “Malcolm Mitchell Announces Retirement

  1. Dkaner

    WHEN YOU ARE A NOBODY 4TH ROUND PICK, DOES IT REALLY MATTER? HE WILL PROBABLY TAKE A YEAR OR TWO OFF AND TRY IT AGAIN. HOPE HE GRADUATED COLLEGE!

  2. jscout33

    That’s too bad, he showed a lot of promise starting out. Just couldn’t stay healthy to build on it.

  3. Thomas Bliss

    I always known his career wouldn’t last long. Surprise it lasted this long. He was injury prone in college too.

  4. Guest617

    step 1 in letting the legal system take its course vs patriots medical staff

    • dave13

      He’s not suing the medical staff and it does not involved the legal system. You should know what you are talking about before spewing non sense. He filed a grievance for the designation in which he was waived. There is a HUGE difference.

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