Today it was announced by Wide Receiver, Brandon Lloyd, who last played with the San Francisco 49ers last season will retire.
The Kansas City native and product of the University of Illinois began his career with the 49ers who drafted him in the 4th Round of the 2003 Draft. Lloyd would be productive but was traded to the Washington Redskins where he would wind up in the doghouse of Head Coach Joe Gibbs, who rarely played him, especially in the 2007 where he would catch two passes.
Considered damaged goods by many, Lloyd would sign with the Bears and put up a good season to where he was signed the following year with the Denver Broncos in 2010 and it was at Mile High that he would have his best season in the NFL. Lloyd would catch 77 passes for an NFL leading 1,448 Yards and earn Pro Bowl and Second Team All Pro Selections. 2011 and 2012 would see him close to 1,000 Yards with Denver/St. Louis and New England respectively but injuries would catch up and he would sit out the 2013 season before trying a comeback with the 49ers last season, though that campaign would not result in numbers that he had posted before.
Overall, Brandon Lloyd finishes his career with 5,989 Yards Receiving with 36 Touchdowns. These may not be Canton numbers, but still indicative of an above average career in the NFL.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com wish Brandon Lloyd the best on his post career efforts.