Jonathan Stewart signs 1-day contract to retire with Carolina Panthers

Ruben Hill
April 24, 2019

A view of a Carolina Panthers helmet during warm ups against the Baltimore Ravens at Bank of America Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

"He was the Panthers" top running back in rushing yards each of the next four seasons, passing Williams for the franchise's all-time mark in 2017 during a Week 4 victory at the Patriots.

Stewart went on to play the next 10 years in a Carolina uniform, totaling 7,318 rushing yards and 51 touchdowns on 1,699 carries.

The veteran running back signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers in order to retire as a member of the organization, the team announced on Tuesday. Paired with Williams' 1,117 yards, the dynamic duo became the first teammates in National Football League history to both top 1,100 rushing yards in the same season. He made the Pro Bowl team in 2015 and won two Player of the Week awards. That year, he helped the Panthers to a 15-1 regular season record and an appearance in the Super Bowl.

Stewart indicated to NJ Advance Media he planned to keep playing during a Radio Row interview at the Super Bowl before his option was declined: "I think I still have gas", he said then.

We wish the best of luck to Stewart and his family in retirement.

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