Former New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has said that he is done playing football. Last season for New England Lloyd caught 74 passes for 911 yards and 4 touchdowns. Pretty solid for a receiver playing with Wes Welker and the tight end tandem of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Lloyd is 32-years-old but was more than effective last season and can still play. Lloyd is also just two years removed from a 1,448 yard season with the Denver Broncos.
But there were reports from CBS’s Jason La Canfora that Lloyd was done playing football and not interested. Pro Football Talk is reporting that at least six different teams have reached out to Lloyd, and he has rejected them all.
From Pro Football Talk:
The Patriots, Jets, and 49ers are among at least six teams that have approached Lloyd about playing in 2013. Per a source with knowledge of the discussions, Lloyd consistently has rejected all overtures.
If Lloyd wasn’t looking for a simple payday it makes sense, the minimum he could get is $940,000 for one year according to PFT. If Lloyd was looking to play for a contender rejecting the New York Jets makes sense, but the New England Patriots or the San Francisco 49ers doesn’t make as much sense. Who the other three teams are unknown, for now at least.
It makes you wonder why Lloyd is done playing football?