Benjamin Watson's 'retirement' over? Tight end reportedly making a comeback
Benjamin Watson called it a career back in December but he couldn’t even make it to the summer before the allure of returning to the field started to hit him.
The former Georgia standout played for the New Orleans Saints last season but it appears if he does indeed return to the field, he will be suiting up for another team in 2019. According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Watson is currently visiting the New England Patriots.
“Former Saints’ TE Benjamin Watson, who had intended to retire, is in New England today visiting with the Patriots, per source. Watson also is considering the Chiefs, Bills and 49ers. His retirement didn’t last long,” Schefter said regarding the situation.
Watson began his pro career in New England after the Patriots drafted him with the 31st overall selection in the 2004 NFL Draft. During his NFL career, Watson has racked up 530 catches, for 5,885 yards and 44 touchdowns. In 13 of his 14 NFL seasons, Watson has appeared in at least 12 games, proving to be one of the most durable players in the league since his draft selection back in 2004.