Veteran wide receiver Brandon Stokley is calling it quits after 15 NFL seasons.
Stokley spent this season with the Baltimore Ravens, but hasn’t played since a 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on December 8. He suffered a concussion in that game was placed on injured reserve. It is believed to be his 13th concussion.
“I’m glad I played this year because now I know I’m done,” Stokley said Thursday in the living room of his Castle Rock home via Mike Klis of The Denver Post. “Had I not played this year I would have always felt I could have kept playing. I still know I can play but my body just can’t go through it anymore.”
Stokley, who is best known for his run with the Peyton Manning and the Colts, has been a part of two Super Bowl winning teams.
“I think Brandon is the best teammate I’ve ever had,” Manning told Klis. “He’s a guy you want on your team in your corner. Fifteen years as a slot receiver in the NFL, going across the middle, taking hits, it’s almost unheard of.”
Over his career, Stokley caught 397 passes for 5,339 yards and 39 touchdowns.