Danny Amendola, 2X Super Bowl Champion Alongside Tom Brady & Bill Belichick, Announces Sudden Retirement Despite Multiple Offers From Franchises

Published 07/26/2022, 2:32 PM EDT
FOXBORO, MA – JANUARY 10: Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoffs game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

After having an illustrious career running for 13 seasons, Danny Amendola announced his retirement. The notorious WR played for five teams in his career, including the New England Patriots. Amendola’s abilities as a wide receiver helped his team triumph under challenging circumstances. The WR ended his career playing for the Houston Texas, but his most memorable time will always be with the Patriots.

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Danny Amendola won two Super Bowls at the New England Patriots. Although he played only eight games with the Texans last season, his fans remember him for his heroics with NFL GOAT Tom Brady.

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From 2013 to 2017, Danny was the trusted WR of Tom Brady alongside Rob Gronkowski. Brady and Co. went on to play in three Super Bowls, winning two out of them. It also looked like an invincible team with Amendola, Gronk, Brady, and Bill Belichick as the head coach.

FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 18: Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots scores a touchdown during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Amendola played 163 games with 76 starts over 13 seasons. Moreover, he completed 617 career receptions for 6,212 yards receiving. Additionally, he recorded 24 touchdowns during his time with the St. Louis Rams, Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and Texans. He finished his career with 11,761 all-purpose yards.

The tale of Danny Amendola and the New England Patriots

The star WR played in 13 postseason games. All of his postseason games were with the Patriots. In addition, his playoff stats speak of his prowess. He had 57 receptions for 709 yards and six touchdowns. He also had touchdown catches in New England’s XLIX, and LI wins over the Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons.

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The Texas Tech-trained WR’s finest performance came in the playoff game with the Patriots in 2017. Amendola recorded eight catches completing 152 yards in the Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Amendola achieved almost everything he could’ve asked for, especially considering he came into the league without much hype. He leaves the game as a Patriots playoff legend.

FOXBOROUGH, MA – JANUARY 21: Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots celebrates after winning the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Amendola’s Super Bowl wins were the highlight of his career, and teaming up with Tom Brady was a match made in heaven for him. By announcing his retirement, Amendola ends a solid run in the NFL hoping to embrace a cheerful life ahead.

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Ayush Jha

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Ayush Jha is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He is a current graduate of the University of Delhi and has worked on publishing academic research in the past. Ayush has always been an avid sports lover, representing his school team in cricket and soccer.

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