The Carolina Panthers pulled the plug on their relationship with cornerback Chris Gamble last week, and it appears that it’s not just his Panthers career that is now over. According to Josina Anderson, Gamble told his agent that he wants to retire from the NFL and is expected to make an announcement about it in the coming days.
“A number of teams have expressed interest in Chris Gamble. However, Chris informed me last night that he wants to retire,” Gamble’s agent Carl Poston told Anderson. “Even though he still loves football, he told me that he’s decided to focus on life after football. Chris has been a class act. I have represented him for nine years, ever since he came out of Ohio State. He’s been an ideal client and he was one of the best corners in game. He’s doing it the right way. He has taken care of his money and his investments to retire successfully, and now I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Gamble was a first round pick for the Panthers back in 2004 and spent his entire career in Carolina. After spending nine seasons with the team, Gamble holds franchise records for most interceptions and and most passes defended and was given a massive $53 million contract by the Panthers back in 2008. His play fell off in recent years, but Gamble never lost the ability to be a playmaker when he needed to be.
It wasn’t a Hall of Fame caliber career, but Chris Gamble is a name a lot of people know due to his knack for making plays when the opposing team didn’t want him to, and for a defensive back that’s one of the greatest honors one can bestow on your career.