|07-29-2005, 11:38 AM||#1|
Lost In Space
Join Date: Apr 2004
Gannon offical done and now on TV
Oakland Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon is retiring after 18 season in the NFL to become a television analyst.
Gannon, 40 in December, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune he would officially retire on Saturday August 6 in Oakland.
"I want to stay involved and continue to do what I do," Gannon said. "That's look at film, break down opponents, analyze players and look at tendencies. Hopefully, I'll be able to bring that insight and perspective to fans at home."
Gannon's playing career essentially ended last season when he broke a vertebra in his neck.
"When I suffered the broken neck, the decision was made for me," Gannon said. "It wasn't a situation where I would be able to play anymore. But I have no regrets."
Gannon has been with the Raiders since 1999. He was the NFL MVP in 2002 when he led Oakland to the Super Bowl.
He also played for Minnesota, Washington and Kansas City during his career, finishing with 28,743 yards passing and 180 touchdowns.
|07-29-2005, 02:55 PM||#3|
Billy=Semi Tough Big Guy
Join Date: Jan 2004
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|07-29-2005, 05:32 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Shady side of Hades