Jaguars center Meester retiring after 14 seasons in NFL
Jacksonville Jaguars center Brad Meester is retiring after 14 seasons, walking away with franchise records for games played and started.
Meester announced his intentions Wednesday, saying Sunday’s game against Tennessee will be his home finale. The Jaguars (4-10) end the season at Indianapolis on Dec. 29.
A second-round draft pick in 2000, the 36-year-old Meester has played his entire career in Jacksonville. He is the only person to play for every coach in franchise history: Tom Coughlin (2000-02), Jack Del Rio (2003-11), Mike Mularkey (2012) and Gus Bradley (2013).
With Meester in the middle and making all the line calls, the Jaguars became one of the league’s top rushing attacks during his tenure. He has started 207 career games, including the last 88.