The Baltimore Ravens celebrated the illustrious career of punter Sam Koch on Thursday, as the veteran officially announced his retirement after 16 years in the NFL. He was the longest tenured player on the roster, and one of just a few players remaining from Baltimore’s Super Bowl XLVII winning team from the 2012-2013 season.
While answering questions from the media, Koch showed his appreciation for his teammates, coaches, and the Ravens’ organization. When he was asked about what advice he had for his successor in Jordan Stout, he revealed that he was excited to work with the rookie, and has even already done so in certain aspects.
“First and foremost, I’m just excited to work with Jordan [Stout]. We are going to try to make him the next best punter of the Ravens and do everything we can to make him the best punter in the league. So, I look forward to this opportunity. We’ve spoken. We’ve talked. We’ve already worked on some punting and holding aspects of his game. So, I’m just going to try to teach him everything I have and put everything I have into making him the best punter this league has seen, along with Justin Tucker, because he can get better, and Morgan [Cox] – or Nick Moore, sorry.” (laughter)