Legendary wide receiver Anquan Boldin took everyone by surprise when he officially announced his retirement yesterday night, exactly two weeks after he signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills.
Washington Post's Dan Steinberg gave us more information about why the 36-year-old chose to retire:
"Advocating for equality, criminal justice reform, all of those things are something that I've been working on for years. So this is not just a fly-by-night decision for me. It's something that I've been working on for years, and it's something that I'm willing to dedicate my life towards. Do I think I can solve all the problems that we have in this country? Of course not. But I think I do have a duty to stand up and make my voice heard and be a voice for those that don't have a voice."
Boldin finished his career with 1,076 receptions, 13,779 yards and 82 TDs. Through stints with Arizona, Baltimore, San Francisco and Detroit, Boldin earned a Super Bowl (XLVII), three Pro Bowls (2003, 2006, 2008), the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2015) and the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (2003).
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