Jared Allen today announced his retirement after 12 seasons in the NFL through a short video on his twitter account.
Riding off into the sunset pic.twitter.com/wZXovseGKS
— Jared Allen (@JaredAllen69) February 18, 2016
Allen spent his career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears and the Carolina Panthers. In his 12 years, he has amassed 136 sacks (tied for 9th in all-time), made 5 Pro Bowls and is a 4x First-Team All-Pro selection. His best year came in 2011 when he registered 22 sacks, just 0.5 short of Michael Strahan’s career record. Will all of this be worthy of a Gold Jacket? Or did he need just one Super Bowl ring to really cement his place within the walls of the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Only time will tell. Either way, he leaves a legacy of being one of the most formidable pass rushers on the field and one of the nicest guys off the field.