— Vince Wilfork (@wilfork75) August 7, 2017
On Monday, Vince Wilfork announced his retirement in this bad ass video he shared on all of his social media platforms. A few weeks back he said that he wanted to try making ribs the official food of America, and now I guess he can pursue that goal full time. Anyways, today, he signed a one day contract with the Patriots, who he played 11 of his 13 seasons with at defensive tackle.
As soon as Wilfork announced his retirement on Monday, it was only a matter of time before this happened. He was always loved here, and he will truly be missed. It was hard to see him leave in 2015 for Houston, but we always knew he’d be a Patriot for life. Vince Wilfork was really the definition of a Patriot. He finishes his career with 559 tackles, 16 sacks, and 3 interceptions.
Now the only question is, will he be first-ballot in the Patriots Hall of Fame? I think the answer has to be yes. He was the anchor of the Patriots defense for the duration of his career here, he was key to the two Super Bowls he was a part of, and he was a fan favorite. In my eyes, there’s no doubt he’ll be first-ballot in the Patriots Hall, and eventually in Canton.
Here is the retirement press conference:
Thanks for the memories, Vince.
Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)