The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the league’s youngest franchises, but they still have a number of players who are held in high regard among the fan base due to their successful play on the field or hard work. One of those guys is definitely center Brad Meester, who hasn’t played for a team other than the Jaguars during his 14-year career in this league.
According to the Florida Times-Union’s Ryan O’Halloran, Meester has stated his desire to retire from the NFL upon the conclusion of this season, and he would have retired in the offseason if the Jaguars didn’t decide to re-sign him. It’s sad that Meester won’t be able to play for the Jaguars when they do finally turn things around, but he honestly chose the best time to hang up the spikes. Meester is 36, and he is really starting to decline and is having a very disappointing 2013 campaign. It’s been a far cry from his usually solid self, and it is time for him to finish his career.
Meester should be in the Jaguars Ring of Honor with the likes of Mark Brunell, because he had a great career for the Jaguars. Even though most fans don’t know him and he’s never any major accolades, he has been an incredibly dependable player and leader over the past 14 seasons for the Jaguars. Ever since his rookie year, Meester has been somebody whom this team can count on, and he one the Jaguars Ed Block Courage Award in 2008.
Let’s honor Meester now and when he retires, and I believe he is deserving of a place in the Jaguars Ring of Honor. The question is, do you?