Doug Baldwin appeared to announce his retirement late Sunday night in a letter to himself penned through Twitter, revisiting learned lessons and living highlights. The tweets came three days away from Seattle announcing the termination of Baldwin’s and longtime fellow Seahawks standing Kam Chancellor with failed physical designations.
After having undergone a trio of surgeries since the end of the 2018 campaign, the potential retirement of Baldwin started to make news during the 2019 NFL Draft. Doug Baldwin final surgery was for a sports hernia, followed by a season in which he suffered a groin injury as well as knee and shoulder problems.
Doug Baldwin’s 493 catches for 6,593 yards and 49 touchdowns are all among the top three in franchise history as a member of the Seahawks. Doug Baldwin spent his entire career with the Seahawks for eight seasons, When he made the trip to two Pro Bowls, he had a pair of 1,000 yards receiving seasons and helped the franchise win the most.
Doug Baldwin would have five 66-yard catches as well as a touchdown in the Denver Broncos ‘ 43-8 throttling in Super Bowl XLVIII from Seattle. Doug Baldwin, an undrafted free agent from Stanford, played in 13 games during his final season with 50 catches, 618 yards and five touchdowns in 2018.
Rarely a typical wide-out at 5-foot-10 and less than 200 pounds, Baldwin was often overlooked and underrated, but proved to be an offense clutch performer for a defense-defined franchise in its heyday. While most notice was drawn by those who best characterized the Boom Legion, Baldwin still shone in the Emerald City and now his Seahawk Sundays are over.