Ravens wide receiver Brandon Stokley plans to retire after the season, he told the Denver Post on Thursday from his home in Colorado. The news is hardly a surprise. Stokley is already on season-ending injured reserve following his latest concussion, suffered Dec. 10 on a tackle by Chad Greenway of the Vikings.
After multiple concussions and 15 NFL seasons, Stokley has had enough at age 37. He had 13 catches for 115 yards in six games with the Ravens this season.
“I’m glad I played this year because now I know I’m done,” Stokley told the Post. “Had I not played this year I would’ve always felt I could have kept playing. I still know I can play but my body just can’t go through it anymore.”
Stokley finishes his career with 397 receptions for 5,339 yards and 39 touchdowns. He won a Super Bowl with the Ravens in 2000, and with the Colts in 2006.