Published: Thu, May 16, 2019
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Doug Baldwin Tweets Letter To His Younger Self, Signaling His Retirement

Doug Baldwin Tweets Letter To His Younger Self, Signaling His Retirement

Baldwin's release was more imminent sine he had been dealing with various injuries that had his career in question, having undergone three surgeries since the end of the 2018 season. He loves you more than you could possibly understand. "You will come to appreciate the great ones, even if others don't". Make sure you thank her for that later.

Baldwin ended the thread with a scene from one of his favorite shows, "Game of Thrones", with the caption, "My watch has ended". And knowing you, I bet you'll leave your mark early. You will make awful mistakes, but they will teach you valuable lessons.

"The end of one journey sees the beginning of another", writes Baldwin near the end of the letter, which many online are taking as an official announcement that his career as a football player has indeed come to an end after an offseason in which he has endured three separate surgeries to fix injuries that have mounted from eight years in the NFL. You will feel emotional and physical pain you never knew existed. "But don't worry, all of it will be the reason why you succeed". It's ok. You'll come out of it for the better.

Baldwin signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. And guess will be one hell of a journey. Baldwin's 49 career touchdown receptions rank second all-time for the franchise (Steve Largent, 100) and his 493 receptions and 6,563 receiving yards rank third behind Largent (819, 13,089) and Brian Blades (581, 7,620).

Baldwin earned a ring, two Pro Bowl appearances, a share of a receiving touchdown title and the No. 3 spot on the Seahawks' all-time receiving yard list despite all 32 teams passing on him in the draft after receiving all of two stars as a high school recruit.

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