NFL Player Announces He's 'Riding Off Into the Sunset'... Literally
Riding off into the sunset pic.twitter.com/wZXovseGKS
— Jared Allen (@JaredAllen69) February 18, 2016
Veteran NFL defensive lineman Jared Allen has long been among football's funniest and most entertaining personalities.
It's fitting, then, that Allen would have one of the coolest, most unique retirement announcements of all time.
Allen, who played with the Carolina Panthers this past season after stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears, posted a video to Twitter announcing that his NFL career is coming to an end after 12 seasons.
"Well, everyone, I just want to say thank you for an amazing 12-year career," Allen says from atop a horse. "This was the part where I was gonna ride off into the sunset, but seeing how there's no sunset, I’m just going to ride off."
He then turns and gallops away.
The fan-favorite is retiring with 136 career sacks, tied for ninth in NFL history.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) February 18, 2016
After 12 seasons, Jared Allen calls it a career.
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) February 18, 2016
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) February 18, 2016
Former Chief @JaredAllen69 has announced his retirement after 12 seasons in the NFL.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 18, 2016