Dion Lewis Retires From NFL

That’s a wrap. Longtime running back Dion Lewis has retired after ten seasons in the NFL (Twitter link via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com). 

Lewis had interest from teams as recently as last week, Schefter hears. But, for one reason or another, the veteran has decided against playing in his age-31 season.

A 2011 Eagles fifth-round pick, Lewis was a late-blooming talent. He made his name with the Patriots in the mid-2010s, a run that saw him lead the team in rushing in 2017. The Titans then signed the diminutive back to a four-year, $20MM deal. Lewis only part of that contract, however — the Titans dropped him in 2020 to clear the way for Derrick Henry‘s return. Lewis posted 4.8 yards per carry in the Patriots’ varied backfield, but averaged 3.5 yards per tote for the Titans.

Lewis bounced back somewhat with the Giants last year, averaging a decent 4.0 yards per carry in a small sample. However, Lewis had little left to prove — he leaves the game with eight-figure earnings and a Super Bowl ring. We here at PFR wish Lewis the best in retirement.

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