Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Safety Announces Retirement from NFL

Although he only spent one season in Tampa Bay, Logan Ryan was a key contributor both on the field and in the locker room.
Dec 25, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Logan Ryan (26) against the
Dec 25, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Logan Ryan (26) against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers' safety and two-time Super Bowl champion Logan Ryan announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday morning.

Ryan joined the Buccaneers in 2022, where he started six games. He finished the season with 37 total tackles (24 solo), one interception, three passes defended and one forced fumble. It was Brady's last season in the NFL, and although the team came up short in the Wild Card round vs. the Dallas Cowboys, Ryan was a solid contributor when he was on the field.

Ryan announced his retirement by sharing a video on Twitter, which combined some highlights from his career with some heartfelt words of gratitude.

"I am officially retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons. Man, what a great career. What a ride it was. Beautiful journey of highs and lows like they always are. Shout out to my friends, my family, my teammates, all those who supported me. I try to play the right way, I try to play my hardest at all times.

He personally thanked each franchise he played for, including the New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and San Francisco 49ers. When reflecting on his time in Tampa, he said the following:

"The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, found my forever home here. My kids are raised and growing up in Florida. They have stability which meant so much to me as a father."

He put a bow on the announcement with a concluding statement that focused on his two Super Bowl rings.

"11 seasons, six championship games, three Super Bowl appearances, and ultimately two Super Bowl rings. I'm so blessed man I wouldn't change it for the world. So thank you once again, Logan Ryan, two-time Super Bowl champ is out."

Although Logan Ryan only spent one season with the Buccaneers, he should be remembered fondly for his performance, his leadership, and his professionalism. Ryan provided valuable versatility to a defensive backfield that was in a state of transition at the time. He put together an impressive career that lasted over a decade in the NFL, including two Super Bowl victories out of three appearances.

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Collin Haalboom


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