Vikings Linebacker Chad Greenway to Announce Retirement
The Minnesota Vikings have announced that linebacker Chad Greenway, one of the most popular and productive players in Vikings history, has played his last NFL football game.
According to the team, Greenway will officially announce his retirement from the NFL at a press conference Tuesday, March 7, at the Vikings Winter Park headquarters.
The 2006 first-round draft pick quickly became a fan favorite and was a team leader both on the field as a player and off the field as a community leader.
According to Vikings.com, here is where Chad Green ranks among all time Vikings greats:
MOST CAREER VIKINGS MAN OF THE YEAR HONORS
1) 7, C Matt Birk 2002-2008
2) 4, LB Chad Greenway 2011, 2014-2016
3) 3, WR Cris Carter 1997-99
MOST CAREER TACKLES (DEFENSE ONLY) IN VIKINGS HISTORY
1) LB Scott Studwell (1977-90) 1,928
2) LB Matt Blair (1974-85) 1,404
3) LB Jeff Siemon (1972-82) 1,375
4) LB Chad Greenway (2007-16) 1,334
MOST CAREER SACKS AMONG LBs IN VIKINGS HISTORY
1) Matt Blair (1974-85) 23.0
2) Ed McDaniel (1992-2001) 20.5
3) Chad Greenway (2007-16) 18.0
MOST CAREER INTs AMONG LBs IN VIKINGS HISTORY
1) Matt Blair (1974-85) 16
2t) Lonnie Warwick (1965-72) 12
2t) Roy Winston (1962-76) 12
2t) Rip Hawkins (1961-65) 12
5t) Chad Greenway (2007-16) 11
5t) Scott Studwell (1977-90) 11
5t) Jeff Siemon (1972-82) 11
I loved the way Chad played the game and as the Vikings look to replace him on the field, they also have to try to find a way to replace his leadership in the locker room.