After 12 years in the NFL, four-time All-Pro pass rusher Jared Allen took to Twitter Thursday morning to announce his retirement.
Good for Allen, beating Peyton Manning to the whole “sheriff/cowboy” riding off to the horizon. However, someone should pass this PSA for vertical videos to him.
The defensive end was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs 26th overall, in the 4th round of 2004 NFL Draft out of Idaho State. Allen spent the majority of his career in Minnesota, leading the Vikings defense to the playoffs 3 times out of the 6 seasons he was there. His tenure in Chicago seemed more like being in the wrong place at the wrong time, although it worked out fine as he was traded to the Super Bowl contending Panthers early in the 2015 season.
Allen was also a 5-time Pro Bowl selection, all with the Vikings, and finishes his career ranked 9th all-time in recorded sacks.
Enjoy retirement, ya goof.