THIS IS EPISODE 219 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Benjamin Watson has played 15 NFL seasons as a tight end with the Patriots, Browns, Saints and Ravens.
After an all-SEC senior campaign with Georgia, he was drafted in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft by New England. As a Patriot, Watson received a Super Bowl ring in his rookie season, and appeared in another Super Bowl in 2007.
He also played with Cleveland, New Orleans, Baltimore before returning to New Orleans in 2018 for what would be his final NFL season. Watson announced he was retiring from the NFL last week. The 38-year-old caught 35 passes for 400 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season this year, as New Orleans received a bye and earned home-field advantage throughout the 2018 playoffs.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Watson about his decision to retire, preparing for a final playoff run, he and his wife expecting twins, faith in the Saints locker room and him hosting Football Sunday in churches the morning of Super Bowl Sunday.