Former 5th Overall Pick Retires From The NFL At Age 28

Corey Davis

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New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis he announced his decision to step away from the NFL at the age of 28.

Davis shared the news through a statement on his Instagram account, expressing his contemplation over this significant decision.

While he did not explicitly use the term “retire,” the implications of his message were clear.

“I’ve been contemplating stepping away from the sport of football for some time now,” Davis conveyed in his statement. He continued, “This decision has not been easy. Although I am a deep person, I am a man of few words. I’ve been searching my heart for what to do, and I feel that stepping away from the game is the best path for me at this time.”

Davis’ professional career began when he was selected fifth overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2017 NFL Draft.

In 2021, Davis joined the New York Jets as a free agent, playing in 22 games.

Over the course of 56 games with the Titans, he recorded an impressive record of 207 receptions for 2,851 yards and 11 touchdowns. His contribution extended to the playoffs as well, where he added 15 catches, 166 yards, and three touchdowns to his name.