Earlier today, the Minnesota Vikings announced that linebacker Chad Greenway would officially be calling it a career on Tuesday. In the wake of that announcement, some of Greenway’s teammates took to social media to express their thanks and gratitude to their teammate. Here are some of the messages we’ve collected.
The official last game prep with @chadgreenway52 - a complete pro, athletic trainer advocate and friend for life. pic.twitter.com/UIKfRFdudL— Eric Sugarman (@EricSugarATC) March 6, 2017
Thanks for being a great role model @chadgreenway52 !! You da man! #legkick pic.twitter.com/Cynh1p9efG— Taylor Heinicke (@Taylor_Heinicke) March 6, 2017
Been a blessing to play with you fifty two. Sad to see u go!!! #skol #vikings @chadgreenway52— Charles Johnson (@MrInkredibleXII) March 6, 2017
@chadgreenway52 much respect my dude God bless you— Emmanuel Lamur (@EmanLamur) March 6, 2017
#Farewell52 pic.twitter.com/zbHq8JtH0f— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) March 6, 2017
One of the few guys I know believed in me since arriving in Minnesota appreciate it brah brah ✊ … https://t.co/dUzmBmQbef— Toby Johnson (@Future020113SEC) March 6, 2017
Gonna miss ya in the locker room buddy! Amazing player, amazing teammate but an even better guy!… https://t.co/FQEPvBjckw— Adam Thielen (@athielen19) March 6, 2017
#Salute to a respected player rep, gritty competitor and our 2015 Byron Whizzer White Award winner! https://t.co/cfNYnxVuJD— NFLPA (@NFLPA) March 6, 2017
Congratulations to @chadgreenway52 on an amazing 11yr career all with the vikings !!! It was an… https://t.co/goLMRo8RWA— Brian Robison (@Brian_Robison) March 6, 2017
It been a honor to play beside this guy. Chad have been a teacher to all and a great leader. The… https://t.co/oFVFvzxK83— Xavier Rhodes (@XavierRhodes29_) March 6, 2017
52 is all real, all the time. Sets the tone for life. Thanks @chadgreenway52 https://t.co/X1wPYr8Ipt— Harrison Smith (@HarriSmith22) March 7, 2017
How can you not admire a guy like @chadgreenway52?! Awesome teammate, player, husband and dad. Congrats on a great career! #farewell52— Zach Line (@ZLINE48) March 7, 2017
Congrats @chadgreenway52 on the amazing career! Honored to have been on the same team as you, blessings to your family #skol— CJ Ham (@cjham28) March 7, 2017
This guy always made going to work fun. Going to miss seeing his high kick. Congrats @chadgreenway52 on your career. #Vikings pic.twitter.com/JyuMyYKo6Y— Ben Leber (@nacholeber) March 6, 2017
Over the years I have learned so much for @chadgreenway52 . If you didn't know, your are a role model in my life. Love you dude.#Farewell52 pic.twitter.com/d6SXptKltz— Everson Griffen (@EversonGriffen) March 6, 2017
So much can be said about @chadgreenway52...... the ...Great Player even better person! Enjoy retirement and the old man life #SKOL— Sharrif Floyd (@sharriffloyd) March 6, 2017
As more of these tributes roll in, we will attempt to add them here. However, it’s pretty easy to tell how much #52 meant to this team just from the messages that have rolled in so far.
Up until now, Greenway has been the longest-tenured member of the Vikings, being the lone member of the team’s 2006 draft class that is still on the roster (or even still in the National Football League, to my knowledge). That mantle is now assumed by defensive end Brian Robison. Robison, with the impending release of Adrian Peterson, is now the lone member of the Vikings’ 2007 draft class that is still with the team.
Congratulations, once again, to Chad Greenway on an outstanding career with the Minnesota Vikings.