On Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 the former tight end of the Washington Redskins and the San Francisco 49ers, Jordan Reed, has announced that he is retiring from playing football in the NFL. Reed cites lingering issues resulting from several concussions as the reason for his early retirement from the National Football League. Jordan is currently only 30 – years – old.

Late last winter Reed visited Orlando’s Plasticity Center in order to get his brain scanned. According to the medical professionals there it was recommended that Jordan retire from playing professional football in the NFL. It took the NFL Pro Bowl tight end a while to ultimately make his decision to retire, but he knows it is the right move for him and his family. We all know the serious consequences of the drain damage resulting from multiple concussions, and Reed wants to be there for his family as his children as he grows older.

“I was pretty sure I was going to keep playing; I was feeling good about where I was at. But then I had some lingering effects and sought out professional help to get diagnosed. They told me it was not a good idea to keep playing. I agreed with them. Before when I had a concussion I would feel better afterwards and I wouldn’t have lingering effects. If I didn’t have any symptoms I would have kept playing. I’m OK with it because I know the reason why I’m making the choice is for family and my children, so I can be there for them. It’s just time,” Reed explained.

Football Background

 Reed was born in New Britain, Connecticut, and he attended New London High School which is located in New London, Connecticut. During his junior year of high school Jordan completed 122 of his 222 passes for 1,706 yards as well as 38 touchdowns. Reed only threw 2 interception while also rushing for 370 yards and 8 touchdowns. He led the New London High School football team to an undefeated season in 2007, and in 2008 he was a finalist for the Joe Montana High School Quarterback of the Year. Reed decided to commit to the University of Florida to play college football for the Gators, and he also received offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Duke, Iowa, Oregon, and Tennessee too.

Reed accepted an athletic scholarship to enroll at the University of Florida, where Jordan played under the Gator’s head coach Urban Meyer as well as the head coach Will Muschamp’s Florida Gators football teams from 2009 to 2012. Reed was initially recruited as a quarterback, but in 2009 he did not play in any games and was redshirted as a true freshman. Following the 2009 NCAA college football season, Jordan transitioned to the tight end position where he flourished. Reed concluded his college football career with 78 receptions for 938 yards and 6 touchdowns. Jordan ultimately decided to forgo his last season of college eligibility in order to enter the NFL Draft after the 2012 NCAA college football season.

Professional Football Career

 The Washington Redskins selected the former Florida Gator tight end, Jordan Reed, with the 85th overall pick in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He went on to play for the Washington Redskins from 2013 to 2019, and with the San Francisco 49ers during the 2020 – 2021 season of the National Football League. Over the course of his 8 – year NFL career Reed has pulled in 355 pass receptions for 3,602 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns.

The only overall issue with the fast and explosive tight end was that he quite prone to injuries. Jordan suffered at least 7 concussions that were documented, and one concussion during the 2019 NFL preseason sidelined him for the entire 2019 – 2020 NFL season. Jordan also sustained multiple hamstring injuries while playing football in the National Football League. For these reasons the once promising young tight end had to end up retiring from playing professional football in the NFL at an early age of 30 – years – old. It is unfortunate but necessary for the well – being of his long – term health.

Jordan Reed’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • NFL Pro Bowl Selection (2016)
  • PFWA All – Rookie Team (2013)
  • Second – Team All – SEC (2012)

Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI

According to Intertops sportsbook these are the odds to win Super Bowl LVI as of Saturday, April 22nd, 2021. Currently the Washington Football Team has the 7th lowest odds out of the 32 franchises in the National Football League to win the upcoming Super Bowl LVI. The San Francisco 49ers have the 6th highest odds out of the 32 franchises in the National Football League to win the upcoming Super Bowl LVI.

Team                                                   Odds

Kansas City Chiefs                             +450

Tampa Bay Buccaneers                      +700

Green Bay Packers                             +1000

Buffalo Bills                                       +1100

Los Angeles Rams                              +1200

San Francisco 49ers                       +1200

Baltimore Ravens                               +1600

Indianapolis Colts                               +2000

Cleveland Browns                              +2000

New Orleans Saints                            +2500

Seattle Seahawks                                +2500

Miami Dolphins                                  +2500

New England Patriots                         +2800

Los Angeles Chargers                         +2800

Dallas Cowboys                                  +2800

Pittsburgh Steelers                              +3300

Tennessee Titans                                +3300

Arizona Cardinals                               +3300

Chicago Bears                                     +4000

Minnesota Vikings                             +5000

Carolina Panthers                               +5000

Atlanta Falcons                                   +6600

New York Giants                                +6600

Denver Broncos                                  +6600

Las Vegas Raiders                              +6600

Washington Football Team             +6600

Philadelphia Eagles                            +8000

Jacksonville Jaguars                           +10000

Cincinnati Bengals                             +10000

New York Jets                                     +10000

Houston Texans                                  +15000

Detroit Lions                                       +15000