Jared Allen Retires by Riding off on a Horse

By February 18, 2016No Comments
Jared Allen Retires 2016

Today, Jared Allen announced his retirement from the NFL.

He did so while riding a horse. He wanted to go off into the sunset, but there wasn't a sunset for him to ride off into.

In his video (linked below) he says: "I just want to say thank you for an amazing 12-year career. This was the part where I was gonna ride off into the sunset. But seeing how there’s no sunset, I’m just gonna ride off."

Allen loved celebrating every sack he made. He retires with 136 career sacks and 1 Super Bowl appearance.

Looking back, he played with the Chiefs for 4 years, the Vikings for 6 years, part of a year with the Bears and 2015 with the Panthers.

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He's recently become a major proponent of getting modified and upgraded housing for soldiers that are injured in battle.

We wish him all the best in retirement. And I love him in Kansas City. Goodbye Jared.

Jared Allen also released a more formal statement via his agent:

“I want to take this time to thank my family, friends fans, and teammates who have given their continued support throughout my 12-year career. It’s been a great ride for me, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the memories. It is with a great deal of thought and consideration that I have decided that I will not return to football next year. I want to thank the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, and the Kansas City Chiefs organizations, who provided me with an opportunity to live out my dream and to be a part of their wonderful communities. Thanks for the life long memories.”

* This photo is courtesy of Mike Morbeck via Flickr. This photo is being used in accordance with the Creative Commons License (CC by-SA 2.0). This photo was not altered in any way and is fully compliant with the restrictions of the CC by-SA 2.0. 

Nick Schreck