According to the Miami Herald, Jason Taylor of the Miami Dolphins is ready to call it a career. Taylor is the Dolphins all time leader in sacks with 139.5. With those 139.5 sacks, Taylor ranks 6th in NFL history. It’s debatable whether or not Taylor will be an NFL Hall of Famer, but it’s certain that he will one day be in the Dolphins Ring of Honor.
Taylor started his career with the Dolphins in 1997 after being drafted in the 3rd round (Akron) by Jimmy Johnson. He spent 11 seasons with the Dolphins before being traded to the Redskins for a 2nd round draft pick. After one season in Washington, Taylor returned to the Dolphins for one season before parting ways again with Bill Parcells and Jeff Ireland. He spent one season with the New York Jets before returning to the Dolphins for the final time in 2011.
Taylor has been good for the Dolphins this season at linebacker opposite Cameron Wake. Taylor has 7 sacks this season for the Dolphins and has been a leader in the locker room. Taylor’s personality will probably get him a job in TV, now that he’s done playing. He’s also expressed an interest in acting….we’ll see where that goes!
Despite spending some time on other teams, Taylor is still loved in Miami. He’s been seen as the face of the franchise since Dan Marino retired and has been a huge part of the South Florida community with the Jason Taylor Foundation. Going into his final game, Taylor has 47 forced fumbles, 29 fumble recoveries, 8 INTs and 3 TDs. It seems only fitting that JT’s final game will be against the Jets…a team he once mocked and later signed with. While we’re sad to see JT go, we wish him the best in the future. He has been a great member of the Dolphins organization and he will be missed.