Long-time Jets OT D’Brickashaw Ferguson Hangs up Cleats

April 8, 2016 • Ben Heck • AFC, AFC East, Features, Front Page, New York Jets, Retirements

Another day, another National Football League player makes the decision to retire on his own terms.

At age 32, New York Jets offensive tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson has decided to hang up his cleats after 10 seasons in the NFL. Ferguson, a three-time Pro Bowler, never missed a start in his 10 seasons, all of which were spent in green and white. He was the ultimate iron man along New York’s front line.

For some odd reason, people still seem to be “shocked” that a slew of great NFL players have made the conscious decision to give the game up while they still have plenty left in the tank. What’s so hard to understand? Sure, they’re giving up millions, but why keep putting your body in this kind of danger when your heart is no longer completely in it? Smart move, if you ask me.

Good for you, D’Brickashaw.

Photo: Jim Rogash/Getty Images

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