Washington’s Joshua Garnett Retires From NFL

Joshua Garnett is calling it a career, per an announcement from the Washington Football Team. Still only 26, Garnett will turn his attention non-football endeavors.

The Niners took Garnett No. 28 overall in 2016, but he never lived up to his pre-draft hype as a high-end offensive lineman. The Stanford product started in 11 of his 15 games as a rookie, but failed to impress. Then, knee surgery wiped out his 2017 season and he played in just seven games as a reserve in 2018. The Niners cut him before 2019, and his ensuing workout tour didn’t result in a contract. The Lions picked Garnett up in February and dropped him a few months later, leading him to an August deal with the WFT.

Garnett played in just 22 games between 2016 and 2019. With Washington, he suited up for three, giving him a grand career total of 25 games. He also earned upwards of $9MM over the course of his NFL career, giving him plenty of options off the field. We here at PFR wish Garnett the best in retirement.

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6 comments on “Washington’s Joshua Garnett Retires From NFL

  1. JJB0811

    Make your money and leave before the injuries become to severe. Enjoy retirement Josh!

  2. illowa

    he’ll be back when he realizes real jobs aren’t what he thought they’d be.

    • claude raymond

      No kidding Illowa. Of course he will cuz as we all know Stanford grads are just that dumb.

    • itslonelyatthetrop

      Most of the time those who use the term “real job” don’t consider what others have to be a “real job” if they’re making more money and happier than their bitter, cynical, and often jealous selves.

  3. GoLandCrabs

    Chip Kelly was so incompetent he traded up to draft a 3rd round prospect #28 overall

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