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!

    • braveshomer

      btw Malcolm is really intelligent and is apparently a very talented writer so I’ll bet he’ll be ok….as for you on the other hand?…

    • yinzburgh

      How is he a nobody if he made NFL and is a Super Bowl Champion and made Millions of dollars. Something most people never do.

      • cka2nd

        Career earnings of just under $1.8 million dollars, per spotrac. On the other hand, a guy who so clearly helped his team win a Super Bowl is no nobody.

    • rkmarx

      I wish I was a nobody with a Superbowl Ring and earnings of $1,791,691 in 3 years when I was 25 years old.

    • Randy Randomson

      Damn, let’s hope nobody ever disappoints you or hurts your feelings…

  2. ezjrj

    Why would you even go there he didn’t ask for the article to be written

  3. jscout33

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

  4. Thomas Bliss

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

  5. 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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