Malcolm Mitchell retired from professional football due to recurring knee injuries. After a promising start with the New England Patriots, including a Super Bowl win in his rookie season, his career was plagued by these injuries, leading to his early retirement in 2019.
Mitchell was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He showed great potential in his rookie season, particularly during the Super Bowl LI, where he played a key role in the Patriots’ historic comeback against the Atlanta Falcons. Unfortunately, Mitchell’s knee issues, which began in college, continued to affect him in the NFL.
Despite efforts to return to the field, including multiple surgeries, Mitchell was unable to overcome his knee problems. The Patriots released him before the start of the 2018 season, and he announced his retirement from the NFL in March 2019.
Beyond his football career, Malcolm Mitchell has made a significant impact off the field. He is an advocate for children’s literacy and has written a children’s book titled “The Magician’s Hat.” He founded the Read with Malcolm initiative and the Share the Magic Foundation to promote the importance of reading among students, particularly those in underserved communities. Mitchell’s commitment to literacy and education has been a positive force, showcasing his dedication to making a difference beyond the sport.