Watch Vernon Davis Announce His Retirement in “Golden Girls” Spoof With Gronk
The tight end revealed the news in a Super Bowl pregame spot
Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis has announced his retirement from the NFL in a rather unconventional way, revealing the news in a video that aired during the Fox Super Bowl pregame show called “The Golden Gronks.”
In the video, Rob Gronkowski declares that he’s in Miami, “the land of retirement,” and he’s brought along his “retirement crew”: James Harrison and Davis, who confirms, “That’s right, I’m retired” before “Thank You For Being A Friend” begins to play and the video turns into a Golden Girls parody.
Davis, 36, also confirmed his retirement to ESPN after the spot aired. An official announcement is expected to be made later this month.
The tight end spent his first nine seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, where he set franchise records for touchdowns (55) and receptions (441) for his position. In 2015, he was traded to the Denver Broncos, winning a Super Bowl with that team. He spent the past four seasons with his hometown team, the Redskins.
There’s no word yet on Davis’s future plans, but he has appeared in multiple movies, including Hell on the Border, so an acting career isn’t totally out of the question. Watch him show off his acting chops (and yes, confirm his retirement) in “The Golden Gronks” below.
Let's check in on @RobGronkowski and his retirement crew, the Golden Gronks, ft. @jharrison9292 and @VernonDavis85 😂 pic.twitter.com/8iCn9nwuMX
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) February 2, 2020
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