Watch: Telvin Smith dedicates season to retiring Paul Posluszny
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny announced his retirement from the NFL last month, and it was made official on Monday in a press conference.
The press conference was an emotional one, and it featured a tearful Telvin Smith dedicating the 2018 season to his retiring teammate.
An emotional day in Duval.
Paul Posluszny "I don't want to retire"
— Brian Chojnacki (@BroadcastingBri) April 16, 2018
“I promise you, I won’t let you down,” Smith said, fighting tears. “I feel like that last game we let you down. So I dedicate this next season to you, and I promise I won’t let you down.”
It’s safe to say Smith draws motivation from a lot of places. This was a powerful speech, and it’s clear there’s a deep bond there.