Long-time Patriots T Sebastian Vollmer retires from the NFL

Vollmer spent his entire career with New England, spanning eight seasons.

| 1 week ago
(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Long-time Patriots T Sebastian Vollmer retires from the NFL


  • T Sebastian Vollmer told SiriusXM radio on Tuesday that he plans on retiring from the NFL.
  • The New England Patriots drafted Vollmer in the second round in 2009, he spent his entire career – tallying 6,158 offensive snaps – with New England.
  • Vollmer saw at least 1,000 offensive snaps in three separate seasons, with a career-high of 1,261 snaps in 2012. That season he ranked 10th out of 75 qualified tackles with an 86.4 overall grade.
  • Vollmer’s most impressive play came as a rookie in 2009. He earned the starting job in Week 6 and never looked back. That season, he ranked fifth among qualified tackles with an 88.1 overall grade and his 89.9 run blocking grade ranked third.
  • Vollmer ranked within the top-25 among tackles six times in terms of pass blocking efficiency (PBE measures pressure surrendered on a per-snap basis weighting towards sacks). Vollmer’s best season in pass protection came in 2009 when he ranked fifth among 77 qualified tackles with a 97.2 PBE. His worst season came in 2015 when he ranked 35th out of 59 tackles with a 94.4 PBE.

Vollmer