Nasir Adderley Announces Retirement

Nasir Adderley

Safety Nasir Adderley has announced his retirement from the NFL at the young age of 25. Adderley spent all four years of his career with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Nasir Adderley Announces Retirement From NFL

Nasir Adderley had an interesting season in 2022. Although he was in on 62 tackles (39 solo) and had a career-high two interceptions, he started getting rotated out of the lineup at times in favor of Alohi Gilman, suggesting head coach Brandon Staley wasn’t as committed to him as he had been in the 2022 off-season and the 2021 season. Adderley also had four passes defended and one forced fumble.

Nasir Adderley played college football with the University of Delaware from 2015 to 2018. He got First-Team All-CAA honors in both 2017 and 2018. He had 11 total interceptions during his tenure there, with five being his highest number in 2017. In 2019 he was drafted in the second round by the Chargers. Due to a nagging injury, he barely played in his rookie season, only being active for four games and recording just two tackles.

In 2020 Nasir Adderley became a starter at free safety and recorded 69 tackles and had his first career interception in primetime against Drew Brees. In 2021 he had his best season; despite having no interceptions, he was in on 99 tackles and had a career-high five passes defended, as well as one forced fumble. Despite typically bringing in decent tackle statistics and having some flashy moments, Adderley has proven to be inconsistent as a defender, being prone to missing tackles. He has never had a Pro Football Focus score above 70. This inconsistent play likely contributed to him seemingly falling out of favor with Staley down the stretch in 2022.

Nasir Adderley finished his career with a total of 232 tackles (168 solo), three interceptions, 12 passes defended, two forced fumbles, two recoveries, and half a sack.


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