Jessie James Decker Pens Emotional Note After Husband Eric's NFL Retirement

By Hayden Brooks

August 29, 2018

New England Patriots player Eric Decker announced his retirement from football in a message on Sunday (August 26), so it's no surprise that his wife Jessie James Decker opened up about the big decision in her own social media post.

“Yesterday was an emotional day. My amazing hubby decided to retire from playing football and I couldn’t be more proud of him and his decision. I cried, smiled and ultimately respected his choice to finish this chapter to start another," the country singer captioned an old photo of the pair from 2011. "I loved every minute cheering him on in the stands, meeting amazing friends along the way, bringing our new babies and toddlers to the games as they chanted 'daddy football daddy football' in the car on the way the stadium each Sunday."

Ultimately, Decker said that she's excited for the next chapter that is in store for her husband and went on to tease him about getting a new truck to replace his old Chevy Tahoe. "I have loved every moment of the last seven years watching my husband kick some serious ass! It’s a career he should be proud of," she explained. "Can't wait to share the next adventure with you babe and the amazing things you will do in the future! I love you so much my lover!!! Ps you said you were going to drive that beat up old Chevy Tahoe u got in college and ride it through the ground until you finished playing football, can we please get a new one now?"

While the couple got married in 2013, the pair welcomed their son, Forrest Bradley Decker, in March. They are also parents to 4-year-old daughter Vivianne "Vivi" Rose and 2-year-old son Eric "Bubby" Thomas Jr.

Yesterday was an emotional day. My amazing hubby decided to retire from playing football and I couldn’t be more proud of him and his decision. I cried, smiled and ultimately respected his choice to finish this chapter to start another. This pic was from the first football season I ever shared with him his second year for the broncos. I loved every minute cheering him on in the stands, meeting amazing friends along the way, bringing our new babies and toddlers to the games as they chanted “daddy football daddy football” in the car on the way the stadium each Sunday. From training camps lugging the babies in the wagons and seeing them run to you on the practice field to get that 30 minutes a day to see daddy. I have loved every moment of the last seven years watching my husband kick some serious ass! It’s a career he should be proud of. Can’t wait to share the next adventure with you babe and the amazing things you will do in the future! I love you so much my lover!!! Ps you said you were going to drive that beat up old Chevy Tahoe u got in college and ride it through the ground until you finished playing football, can we please get a new one now? Lol #footballisfamily

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