Linebacker London Fletcher announced on Wednesday that he will likely retire from the NFL after 16 seasons. Fletcher said at Redskins Park he is ”99 percent certain” he will retire after the season’s remaining two games. He said he must have one more conversation with his wife to make the decision final. “I felt like I’ve accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish in the National Football League,” Fletcher said. He said he wanted to have a chance to say goodbye to the fans at Sunday’s home finale against the Dallas Cowboys. Fletcher said he was embarrassed the last time the Redskins played at FedEx Field, a 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and he hopes things go far differently this weekend. He said all players would like to leave the sport the way Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis did, with a Super Bowl triumph, but he accepts that won’t happen for him. “I’m not 28,” he said. “I’m 38. I understand that.” Fletcher, the league’s active Iron Man, has played in 254 consecutive games. He is one of only four players in NFL history to play in 250 consecutive games. Fletcher owns the league record for consecutive starts by a linebacker with 214.
London Fletcher says he’s ’99 percent certain’ he’ll retire
Washington Post | Dec 18