By Jordan Dajani, CBS Sports
Much like the Washington football team, former tight end Vernon Davis is entering a new era in 2020. After 14 seasons in the league, Davis finally decided to call it quits earlier this offseason. He’s had a successful career by all accounts, having recorded the ninth-most receptions by a tight end in NFL history and also winning a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in 2016. He announced his retirement in a humorous skit with Rob Gronkowski and James Harrison right before Super Bowl LIV. The former of those players obviously came back out of retirement to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Davis feels comfortable with his decision to hang up the cleats.
“I was just talking to a buddy of mine and he said, ‘How much money would it take for you to go back to football?’ I was like, ‘I don’t know man, I don’t know if I could do it.’ But it feels good, because I have new interests,” Davis told CBS Sports. “Producing films and acting — but (retirement) feels pretty good, I feel like I have done all that I could do in the game of football.”
Davis has been acting for years and has tried his hand at producing. Recently, he acted in two films still in the works: “Red Winter” and “A Message from Brianna.” Davis is also now an investor, and has recently taken up a leadership role with a company — much like he did in various locker rooms he was a part of during his time in the NFL.
Riff Cold Brewed, an Oregon-based coffee company, has brought Davis onto its advisory board to further strengthen its commitment to social equity and inclusion. The former tight end drew parallels from his new job and the leadership role he held while in the NFL.
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