Eagles running back Brian Westbrook has jumped on the retirement train along with other notable players this year such as Clinton Portis and former teammate Brian Dawkins.
He will retire as an Eagle according to the team who released a statement today.
Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie on Westbrook: “I will always remember Brian for the electrifying, game-changing plays he made during his great career in Philadelphia. He was one of those players you knew could score from anywhere on the field and one of the most exciting players I have ever watched.
He was a great runner, receiver and returner and was certainly a fan favorite. We are thrilled to have him retire as an Eagle and we look forward to honoring him at Lincoln Financial Field on December 23 against the Redskins in what should be a very exciting atmosphere.”
Westbrook currently ranks second in franchise records in rushing yards (5,995), and third in receptions (426) and total touchdowns (68).
As someone that played with heart and class, Westbrook was one step away from cementing his statistical legacy before his career was cut down by a series of concussions.
He will always be a franchise favorite even if he fell short of generating Hall of Fame numbers.