IRVINE, Calif.– Rams running back Sony Michel is retiring, head trainer Sean McVay introduced after Saturday’s training school method.
McVay stated he as well as Michel had a discussion Saturday early morning, throughout which Michel educated him of his choice.
“I thought just being back around him in these last couple of days, you just appreciate the influence that he has, the way that this guy works,” McVay stated. “I think when you look at what he’s done going back to Georgia, throughout his rookie year when he broke my heart in ’18 and did a great job in New England, thought he was a hugely instrumental piece for our Super Bowl team a couple years ago. The epitome of a pro, great competitor, and his next chapter is going to be exciting. He’s got so many that gifts he can offer to people. We’ll wish him the best. It’s a bummer, but his body is feeling like it’s talking to him, and I have nothing but respect and appreciation for the competitor that he is. Love Sony, and we’ll continue to stay in touch.”
McVay stated throughout that discussion, Michel allowed him just how he was really feeling literally as well as what a few of his ideas were. McVay stated the vital point is Michel has clearness as well as really feels tranquil with his choice.
“I was sad for us, but I was happy for him,” McVay stated. “I know he gave a lot to this game and he can be really proud of everything that he’s done. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next in his next chapter.”
The 28-year-old Michel completes his NFL occupation with 779 lugs for 3,243 backyards as well as 18 goals throughout 5 periods– 3 with the Patriots, one with the Rams as well as one with the Chargers.
He likewise included 56 catches for 439 backyards as well as 2 goals while beginning in 35 of 65 occupation video games played as well as was a two-time Super Dish champ, winning Super Dish LIII with the Patriots as well as Super Dish LVI with the Rams.
The previous College of Georgia standout initially went into the organization as a first-round draft choice (31st general) by the Patriots in 2018.
With Michel retiring, McVay stated the Rams will certainly want to include a person to the running back space.
“So all four of those guys right now at running back (Cam Akers, Kyren Williams, Zach Evans and Ronnie Rivers) have done a good job,” McVay stated. “But I do think whether it’s a veteran or not, you definitely probably need to add a fifth body to that room, maybe even a sixth. So we’ll look at somebody.”