The Indianapolis Colts will say goodbye to pass rusher Robert Mathis after they play their final game of the 2016 season Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
"This will be 98's last game." –@RobertMathis98
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) December 30, 2016
Heading into Sunday’s game, Mathis, who has more sacks than anyone in team history is one-half sack behind fellow Colts legend Dwight Freeney on the all-time sack list.
Mathis. 122 career sacks. No. 18 all-time. Colts career leader. 1/2 sack behind buddy Dwight Freeney on all-time list. So appropriate.
— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) December 30, 2016
Originally selected in the fifth round out of Alabama A&M, Mathis has been with the Colts since 2003, his rookie year. He led the NFL in 2013 with 19.5 sacks and will finish his career having eclipsed double-digit sack totals five times.
Mathis has been selected to five Pro Bowls and is a one-time First-Team All Pro (2013). Sunday’s game against Jacksonville will mark the 192nd time Mathis has stepped onto an NFL field as a competitor. He’ll be missed, and the Colts will have a tall task replacing him in the future.