Former Chicago Bears’ great Devin Hester, who was named a 1st Team All Pro three times as a Bear, may have played the final game of his career on Saturday night in Atlanta.
The 34 year old Hester, who was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks on January 3rd, was feeling very spry against the Falcons as he had a 78 yard kickoff return, a 50 yard kickoff return and a 80 yard punt return called back on a penalty. His spark in the return game wasn’t enough as the Seahawks lost 36 to 20.
After the game Hester said he probably would never play again, saying “I told my wife this is pretty much my last year.”
If Hester does indeed hang up his ridiculous cleats, the Bears would probably sign him to a one day contract, à la Charles Tillman in July of 2016, so he can retire with the team that drafted him 57th overall in 2006. He remained with the Bears through the 2013 season. He then played two years with the Falcons, The Baltimore Ravens signed him for the 2016 season, where he appeared in 12 games before being released. He played in both Seattle playoff games this season.
Hester was a 4 time Pro Bowler, he was named 1st Team All Pro three times and he made one 2nd Team All Pro. He was named to the NFLs All-Decade Team for the 2000s and he should end up in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.