Former Chicago Bears wide receiver, Taylor Gabriel is retiring from the NFL after six seasons. He is a former American football wide receiver and was born in Dallas Texas on February 17, 1991. Bears entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent rookie with Cleveland Browns in 2014. He spent two seasons. He played with the Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, and Bears.
In Taylor’s first season in the pros, he broke out for 621 yards hauling in 36 receptions and a score from the Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer led Browns in 2014. Cleveland waived him just ahead of the 2016 season. The Falcons picked up him within a day of his release. Strengthen by Mohamed Sanu and Julio Jones, he flashed with 579 yards on 35 catches. 16.5 yards per reception a career-high adding a career-best seven total TDs as well. His field-stretching ability helped the Falcons become the No. 1.
“Act like you belong work like you don’t”
My guy Gabe did this to the fullest.Watched him listen to vets like @Hawk & carve out a great career for himself! Guys get slept on every year in the draft.They’d be wise to hit up Gabe cuz he knows the way
Congrats on a great career bro https://t.co/QTnlCzn1ch
— Josh McCown (@JoshMcCown12) April 11, 2021
With Chicago Bears, Taylor signed a 4 years deal 2 years later. The deal was for $26 million. In his 1st year in Chicago, his productive season came, where he for 688 yards caught 67 passes and two touchdowns in 2018. His best point in career came the following year, when he caught three first-half TDs from Mitchell Trubisky in a win over Washington. With a concussion, he missed nearly half of the 2019 season.
Taylor announced his retirement on his Twitter and Instagram accounts complete with a photo of him chilling by the pool. He wanted to continue to play with NFL but due to Covid opted out of the 2020 seasons. Twitter and Instagram well-wished for him in retirement. Bears, Falcons, Browns fans shared their thought on what he meant to them. He leaves the sports for 2,860 receiving yards with 228 receptions and 15 total TDs in 83 games played.