Following the sad news that the San Diego Chargers had decided not to retain the Chargers veteran and receivers coach Charlie Joiner, he has announced that he will be retiring.
Joiner put in 44 years in the NFL, for 21 of those he was with the Chargers. We got to see him break records and catch touchdowns for 11, and then teach as a coach for 10. Joiner is a Hall of Fame alum and has a record 750 catches. He caught 586 of those balls as a Charger, which was a team record that stood until Antonio Gates broke it in 2011.
I have so many fond memories of Charlie that I am glad to hear he is going to retire as a Charger. He is a class act, smart guy and one hell of an athlete. His replacement will have big shoes to fill.
I can only wish Charlie the best in the next chapter of his life. He certainly deserves it.