NFL Writer Chris Wesseling Loses Battle with Cancer Two Days Before Super Bowl, Passes Away at 46

Chris Wesseling, a NFL.com writer and podcast host who had so many fans around the league, tragically lost his battle with cancer at the young age of 46. He leaves behind his wife and his 8-month-old son Lincoln.

Lakisha Jackson Wesseling, Chris‘ wife, announced her husband’s death on her Instagram account.

Linc gained the best guardian angel. Chris passed away peacefully yesterday [Friday, February 5] afternoon. I was by his side, holding his hand. Knowing that he’s no longer suffering brings me some comfort, but my heart hurts so much. I took him to the hospital on the 19th thinking he’d be admitted for a few days like before… not knowing that would be the last time he’d be home. His cancer had spread to his lungs and other areas. I just don’t understand. I’m stuck in a place between denial and anger. Why take such a kind, loving soul? Why? Chris made an everlasting impression on anyone he met, even in his final days. One nurse gave me a letter to give to Linc the day after I took him in to see Chris. I read it last night and it’s one of the most beautiful letters written by a random person that wanted Linc to know what kind of man his father was coming from a complete stranger. I know Chris is in heaven looking down on us. I’m going to do my best to raise Linc how I know he would want. I see Chris every time I look at Linc‘s face. I am so grateful I get to keep a part of him with me,” she posted.

Chris was first diagnosed with cancer in May of 2017.

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The NFL paid tribute to Chris on Super Bowl Sunday.

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