Jared Allen spent 12 years in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, and lastly with the Carolina Panthers, whom he played in the most recent Super Bowl with. Early Thursday morning in a video that he posted to Twitter.
In the clip, he shared:
Everyone, I just want to say thank you for an amazing 12-year career. This was the part where I was going to ride off into the sunset, but given there’s no sunset I’m just going to ride off.
The interesting part though, is Allen was riding horseback, cowboy hat and all as he made the announcement. A unique ode to the common phrase “riding off into the sunset.”
Riding off into the sunset pic.twitter.com/wZXovseGKS
— Jared Allen (@JaredAllen69) February 18, 2016
The 33-year-old made it to five Pro Bowls in his career, led the league in sacks twice, while also recording 22 sacks in 2011, just half a sack short of tying Michael Strahan’s single-season record.
Along with his epic video, Jared Allen released this statement on retiring: pic.twitter.com/ioepSN6ZJ6
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 18, 2016