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Former New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung retired from football earlier this offseason. Now, he is adjusting to life after the game.

Retiring at age 33, Chung played seasons in an 11-year career with New England. Recording 778 tackles in his career, he was also part of three Super Bowl teams for the Patriots.

Speaking to WBZ at the A.J. Quetta Golf Invitational last week, the former safety opened up about how he is feeling about retirement. In particular, he is excited to begin another chapter of his life, as he takes on the duties of fatherhood.

“I do miss it. I miss football. I miss the locker room the most, being with coaches and teammates, having that brotherhood and the camaraderie,” he said.

“I miss football, but now it’s time to be a daddy. I’m OK with that job too.”

In addition, he was asked about his thoughts on the 2021 Patriots team. He indicated that he feels confident that they will be ready to go.

“Last year is last year. This year, on paper, we have a good team,” Chung said. “But we’ll see when the Pats come on and go from there. Bill will always be the greatest coach, so he’ll have them ready.”

As the Patriots welcome in a new crop of players who are ready to get started, New England has a bunch of players at the safety position who will be tasked with filling the void left by Chung’s departure.


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