London Fletcher '99 percent certain' this is his last year
London Fletcher, once an undrafted free agent out of John Carroll, has spent 16 years in the NFL and has never missed a game. On Wednesday, he announced that this is probably his last season.
Sixteen-year veteran LB London Fletcher said there’s a 99 percent chance that he’s going to retire at the end of the season.
The Redskins have just two games remaining (vs. Dallas, at New York Giants) and are currently playing out what’s been a miserable season in Washington.
“I felt like I’ve accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish in the National Football League,” he said on Wednesday.
Fletcher, throughout his time with the Rams, Bills and Redskins, has never missed a game in the NFL. That streak has spanned 254 games – the longest by a defensive player since 1970. Fletcher’s one of just four NFL players to play in 250 consecutive games. He also holds the record for 213 straight starts at linebacker.
Despite the tumultuous year for the Redskins, coach Mike Shanahan said that he’s never seen a player like Fletcher, who prepares for each game like it’s the Super Bowl. He also endorsed Fletcher’s Hall of Fame credentials.
Fletcher was an undrafted free agent out of D-III John Carroll in Cleveland before he became one of the most durable players in NFL history.
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