Long-time New England Patriots starting safety Patrick Chung spent 12 seasons in the NFL, but last week took to social media to announce his retirement. His decision to end his career was followed by congratulatory remarks from former teammates and coaches, and even the NHL’s Boston Bruins.
The Bruins’ Twitter channel shared a video of Chung participating in a practice session back in 2017, accompanied by an offer to return one day: “If you’re looking for something to keep you busy, you’re always welcome back around the rink!”
Chung spent 11 of his 12 seasons in New England, establishing himself as a cornerstone of a team that won three Super Bowls. In total, he appeared in 163 regular season and playoff games for the Patriots and was also voted to the organization’s Team of the 2010s.
It also did not take long for Chung to react to the Bruins’ post with one of his own:
You’re damn right I’ll be there!! Haha thank you. I appreciate you guys— Patrick Chung (@PatrickChung23) March 23, 2021