Rice played with the Seahawks from 2011 to 2013, retiring following Seattle's Super Bowl victory despite being only 27 years old. He's 32 now and remains active in the Seattle community, owning six Wingstop restaurants and a Drip City coffee shop in the greater Seattle region.
He had a storied career as one of the best wide receivers in NFL history, recording more than 100 catches in each of his first three seasons before injury struck in 2012. Despite the injuries, he still managed to catch 89 passes for 1,430 yards and 12 touchdowns.
After recovering from his injuries, Rice returned for one more season with the Seahawks in 2014 before announcing his retirement for good. He went out on top with a championship ring courtesy of Seattle's victory in the Super Bowl.
Rice finished his career with 12,449 receiving yards, a record for a receiver who didn't play at least 16 games in any single season. He also has 93 receptions for 1,320 yards and 10 touchdowns during his illustrious career.
After football, Rice moved into broadcasting where he currently works as a color analyst for University of Washington football and basketball games. He's expected to continue working in television after the Seattle Seahawks release their final roster ahead of the 2019 season.
In February 2018, Rice was arrested for marijuana possession after a traffic stop in Renton, Washington.
In total, Rice had 362 receiving yards and three touchdowns with the Seahawks. At the age of 41, he managed to play 17 games in a 16-game season. He was traded before Oakland's bye week and after Seattle's, and he never missed a game, so he played 6 games for the Raiders and 11 for the Seahawks.
In his first game with the Seahawks, Rice had 12 receptions for 208 yards and two touchdowns against San Francisco. That was also Russell Wilson's debut as a starter - he went 18 of 31 for 254 yards, three touchdowns and an interception while being sacked four times. The Seahawks won that game 42-7.
Rice finished his career with 14,247 receiving yards, which is second only to Michael Jordan among wide receivers (14,927). He has 95 reception games and 32 seasons in his career. He is the most important player in the history of the Seahawks and they would not be where they are now without him.
After leaving the Raiders, Rice stayed in Seattle and worked out of the team's facility until just before training camp began in 2016 when he signed with the 49ers. He announced his retirement at the end of that season but decided to come back for one more year. He died in April 2019 after suffering from diabetes for several years.
Rice won three Super Bowls Super Bowl XXIII ('88), Super Bowl XXIV ('89), and SB XXIX ('94) and one Super Bowl MVP during his 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers, as well as three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, including a Super Bowl appearance, and one season with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring in 2005. He's the only player in NFL history to score touchdowns in three consecutive Super Bowls.
His accomplishments on the field made him a favorite for the MVP award throughout his career, but he also had an impact off the field that led to him being selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015. In 1990, Rice began a tradition by giving away thousands of footballs through his organization, "Touchdowns For Kids", which continues today. The balls are given out to children's hospitals across the country.
Besides his work with Touchdowns For Kids, Rice has been involved in numerous other projects over the years including "Jerry's Kids" which provides underprivileged youth with opportunities such as basketball camps and food drives in memory of his father who died when Rice was just 12 years old. He has also been active in politics, serving as a Democratic member of the California State Assembly from 1996 to 2002 and again from 2008 to 2010.
In addition to his work with charities and political campaigns, Rice has appeared in several commercials over the years including one for McDonald's where he eats at a restaurant while singing the company's jingle.