Although it has been widely speculated for some time that this would be the final season of Ray Lewis’ career, today he made it official announcing that he will not return to active competition next season.
Lewis still at least one more game in him, as he will return to the Baltimore Ravens’ lineup after a triceps injury took him out for the entire regular season. The Ravens are entering the playoff as the number 4 seed in the AFC, and even if they win (thus extending the career of Lewis) this weekend, this is likely to be the linebacker’s final game in front of the Baltimore crowd.
Ray Lewis will go down as one of the greatest Defensive players in National Football League history. He is a two time Defensive Player of the Year, the Super Bowl MVP of 2000, a thirteen time Pro Bowler and a seven time First Team All Pro Selection. There should be zero doubt that he will enter the Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility (which is 2019).
We thank Ray Lewis for his wonderful career, and look forward to see what he will do next. Based on what we hear on the Raven’s sidelines, may we suggest motivational speaking?