Texans legend Johnathan Joseph has decided to call it on a beautiful career.
Today I retire from the NFL.— Johnathan Joseph (@JJOE2424) June 10, 2021
In the summer of 2006, I signed my first NFL contract with the Cincinnati Bengals. Fifteen years later, I can say I accomplished my childhood goal of making it to the NFL. I will never forget as a kid telling my father I wanted to be in the NFL. pic.twitter.com/v29OIiziwY
Joseph spent 15 years in the NFL. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round with the 24th pick in the 2006 NFL Draft out of South Carolina. After playing with the Bengals for his first five seasons, he hit free agency for the first time in 2011. That offseason, many regarded Nnamdi Asomugha as the top talent at the cornerback position. When Joseph was signed with Houston, a lot of people felt like we were getting the best of what was left. Who could have known that we’d brought on a fan favorite player and overall team legend>
J-Jo experienced great success in his early years with the Texans and was an integral part of some of our best squads. In recent years, Father Time had seemingly caught up to him. The Texans and Joseph agreed to part ways after of the 2019 season. Last year was spent with Joseph splitting his time between the Tennessee Titans and the Arizona Cardinals.
In total, Joseph amassed 32 interceptions, 7 pick-sixes, 200 passes defended, 8 forced fumbles, and 787 tackles. He will certainly go down as an all-time Texan and will likely be inducted into the Ring of Honor.
Let’s relive some of J-Jo’s greatest moments with the video below. Happy trails and we all wish him a rewarding retirement!