Chris Long
Chris Long has likely played his last game as a member of the New England Patriots. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Chris Long spent 1 season with the New England Patriots finishing off his tenure with a Super Bowl Ring. However, it appears Long will not be appearing in New England for a second season after he posted an interesting Instagram post.

“Thank you Pats Nation. As a player you’ve given so much support to, I owe you an explanation as to why I’ll be moving on in FA… even if it isn’t a big deal,” Long wrote. “This year and this opportunity gave me a ton. I made lifelong friends in a great locker room and became a champion. I’m so thankful that Coach B (the GOAT) took a chance on me and allowed me the opportunity to play a small part in this wonderful year. This has zero to do with money, etc. It’s the right move in my heart because I want to get back to being the player I was before. I’m thankful for my role this year, but as a competitor, I’m itching to do what I do best. It was important to say thank you personally. You may not remember me much, but I’ll always remember y’all!!”

Now that Long has a Super Bowl ring, he may be looking for a spot that can offer him a ton of playing time. The 2nd overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft could be looking for one last big pay day.