Vince Wilfork retires prepares to become grill master

Vince Wilfork Houston Texans Photo by Elsa/Getty Images
Vince Wilfork Houston Texans Photo by Elsa/Getty Images /

Vince Wilfork calls it quits after a long and successful NFL career.

Former New England Patriots’ and Houston Texans’ defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has decided to retire from the NFL.

Wilfork announced that he’s retiring by posting a sponsored video on Twitter.

As you can see below, it looks like Wilfork is now working for Kingsford.

The 35 year-old Wilfork played his college ball at the University of Miami and was selected by the Patriots with the 21st overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Wilfork played for the Patriots from 2004-2014 and then was a part of the Texans from 2014-2016.

Wilfork finished his career with 559 tackles, 16 sacks, three interceptions, 26 pass deflections, four forced fumbles and 12 fumble recoveries during his career.

Wilfork won Super Bowls XXXIX and XLIX with the Pats and was appeared in five Pro Bowls during his career.

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I get the feeling that the Texans were expecting Wilfork to retire after they selected former Clemson defensive tackle Carlos Watkins in this year’s NFL draft.

The Texans will be fine when it comes to the nose tackle position since they already have defensive tackle D.J. Reader who is now going into his second NFL season.

With Reader and Watkins, Houston is in good shape heading into the upcoming season.

Comment below and tell us what you think about Wilfork retiring and whether or not Reader and Watkins can fill his shoes going forward.

Also does Wilfork deserve to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.