It has been announced that long-tenured cornerback and franchise great Rashean Mathis will not be returning to the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason. For those of us who remember the great moments that Mathis has brought to the team, it causes a little bit of a twinge in the chest. His play slipped later in his career, but when Mathis was in his prime there weren’t many better cover corners in the league.
Here we have some of the community’s response:
— Craig Fordham (@AussieJag) March 6, 2013
— Roof MF Ashley (@_UCIT_) March 6, 2013
I hate to see Rashean Mathis and the #Jaguars parting ways, but this is the nature of the beast, Thanks for the GREAT memories, Rashean!
— Zoltan Paksa (@iktriad) March 6, 2013
Mathis getting on twitter to tell us goodbye is both awesome and depressing at the same time.
— Tim M. (@TDJaxTim) March 6, 2013
#Jaguars | Good to see Rashean Mathis, Jaguars on good terms as team decides not to re-sign veteran corner after 10 years . . .
— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) March 6, 2013
Farewell to Rashean Mathis. A true Jaguar legend and an even better person. #Respect
— Russell Allen (@RussellAllen50) March 6, 2013
Thanks or the last 10 years Rashean Mathis! A very classy man from a classy family. Good luck with your career. An honor to know you.
— Tom McManus (@meathead55) March 6, 2013
Most of the response is extremely positive. Mathis’ career has made him an important part of Jaguar history. Especially his early years will be remembered fondly. Great man, great player, great Jaguar.