Jonathan Stewart signs one-day contract to retire with Panthers
Jonathan Stewart has decided to call it a career after 11 seasons in the NFL, and it only makes sense that the running back is going out with the team he spent an entire decade with.
On Tuesday, the Carolina Panthers signed Stewart to a one-day contract so he could retire with the team.
.@Jonathanstewar1 signs a one-day contract to retire as a Panther‼️ pic.twitter.com/bOG5bhHHl9
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) April 23, 2019
The Panthers put together a nice ceremony for Stewart, with current running back Christian McCaffrey presenting him with a No. 28 jersey.
Jonathan Stewart just walked onto the field where former teammates were waiting for him. Christian McCaffrey presented him with a framed 28 jersey. Cool moment.
— Max Henson (@PanthersMax) April 23, 2019
Stewart was drafted by the Panthers with the No. 13 overall pick back in 2008. The 32-year-old signed with the New York Giants last season and appeared in just three games, averaging a career-low 2.8 yards per carry. While he sounded as ambitious as ever after inking the deal, he was clearly not the same player.
For his career, Stewart finishes with 7,335 rushing yards and 58 total touchdowns.