Chiefs Star Abruptly Retires After Super Bowl
A Chiefs star abruptly retired after the Super Bowl this week.
Shortly after Kansas City secured its first Super Bowl championship in 50 years, a beloved star opted to hang up his cleats.
Offensive lineman Jeff Allen officially retired on Sunday night.
Allen, an eight-year NFL veteran, was drafted by Kansas City back in 2012. He was taken with the 44th overall selection in the second round.
He ultimately played four years with the Chiefs before joining the Houston Texans.
Over the course of 26 outings between 2016 and 2017 he played there, before ultimately returning to Kansas City in 2018.
Unfortunately, Allen’s 2019 campaign was abruptly cut short four weeks in when he was cut.
On Sunday, after the Chiefs secured the title, he made the big announcement.
“I’ve been saving this for the right moment because I didn’t want to jinx anything,” he wrote.
“For the people that wondered why I hadn’t resigned with the Chiefs or any other team after being released back in October here’s why.
“I’ve been saving this for the right moment because I didn’t want to jinx anything.
“Life is short, in the time since making this decision, I’ve been able to rest my body, mind, and spend time with the people most important to me and that’s what matters. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss it but I know I made the right decision because I have no regret,” he continued.
“I’ve been able to see my brothers do something special. They finished the job! it’s been a joy to watch this transpire over the last 7 years, knowing how hard everyone in that organization from top to bottom works. No one deserves this more than the @Chiefs,” he concluded.
Aside from winning the franchise’s first championship in five decades, Sunday night also marked head coach Andy Reid’s first Super Bowl win.
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