Former Denver Broncos DT Terrance Knighton Retires
Terrance Knighton, who is famously known in the NFL as “Pot Roast”, has retired from the NFL after eight seasons in the league.
The man known as “Pot Roast” has officially hung up his cleats.
Terrance Knighton, who played in the NFL for eight seasons, announced his retirement on Wednesday. The reason he chose to retire was to pursue coaching.
Knighton spent two seasons with the Denver Broncos. His playmaking abilities in the running game helped lead the Broncos to their first Super Bowl appearance in 15 years.
He also spent his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins. He spent a short time in New England as well.
The signing in 2013 was beneficial for both the Broncos and Knighton. The Broncos got a solid player to help with their running game while “Pot Roast” was reunited with Jack Del Rio.
During the offense’s historical 2013 season, Terrance Knighton recorded 31 tackles, three sacks, a fumble recovery, and an interception.
Perhaps his biggest moment of that season was against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. On a big fourth down, Knighton came after Tom Brady and threw him to the ground like a rag doll.
It was at that moment I knew the Denver Broncos were going to the Super Bowl.
In 2014, when Demarcus Ware came to the Broncos, Knighton gave up the No. 94 so that Ware could wear it.
I believe it is great that he is pursuing a career in coaching. But it is also a shame that he retired at a relatively young age.
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Perhaps he knew that his time in the NFL was over. He was out of the game for a year. Perhaps he will find a bigger calling in the coaching field.
Wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors Terrance Knighton.