Veteran NFL Safety Announces Retirement From League, Becomes a Scout

Veteran NFL Safety Announces Retirement From League, Becomes a Scout

An NFL security is hanging up his cleats to hitch the entrance workplace. According to ESPN, Tony Jefferson, who final performed for the New York Giants, has retired from the NFL to turn out to be a scout with the Baltimore Ravens. He’ll start his scouting profession this summer time as a part of the Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship. 

Jefferson signed a contract with the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 as an undrafted free agent. He made the staff and performed in all however one recreation for the Cardinals in 4 seasons. Jefferson’s greatest season was in 2015 when he recorded 74 tackles, two sacks three compelled fumbles two interceptions, 5 passes defended and one defensive landing. 

In March 2017, Jefferson signed a four-year, $34 million contract with the Ravens. He performed in 35 common season video games for the Ravens earlier than struggling a season-ending harm in October 2019. The Ravens launched Jefferson in February 2020. He didn’t play within the NFL in the course of the 2020 season however returned in 2021 when he joined the San Francisco 49ers. He performed in two video games for the 49ers earlier than being reduce by the staff in December 2021. In that very same month, Jefferson signed with the Ravens and performed 4 video games. He was reduce by the staff earlier than the 2022 season however was then signed by the New York Giants the place he posted 23 tackles in 9 video games. 

Again in 2017, Jefferson defined to NFL Media why he signed with the Ravens. “I’m a man of swagger, so I gotta test the swag in any respect factors earlier than I decide,” he said, per NBC Sports Washington. “I put myself in several uniforms on Madden to see what’s going to look higher. Ravens did look good, although.”

Jefferson went on to disclose that then-Ravens security Eric Weddle bought him on becoming a member of the Ravens together with the staff’s head coach. “[Ravens coach John Harbaugh is an] thrilling dude,” Jefferson mentioned. “He talks to his gamers, and Eric was telling me that the teaching workers and entrance workplace guys aren’t like different entrance places of work. They really take pleasure in being with their gamers and speaking to them and allow you to be who you might be. Simply keep within the confines of the group and do not draw any damaging consideration.”