Denver Broncos defensive end, DeMarcus Ware, announced his retirement on Monday.
Ware, a nine time Pro Bowler, four time First Team All Pro player, and two time sacks leader in the National Football League, won a Super Bowl with the Broncos before calling it quits. Ware announced his retirement over social media.
“After a lot of though and prayer, I’ve decided to accept the unknown and retire from my NFL career,” tweeted Ware. “Tempting opportunities still present themselves for me to play and I feel better than I have in years. However, long term health and quality of life outweigh the spark and passion to play that I once had. With that, I take this opportunity to thank all of the people in my life who had a hand in molding me into a great player and the God fearing man I am today. I thank the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos for opportunities to experience what greatness feels like. I will miss my teammates, coaches, and fans, who supported me over the years. I’m hanging up my cleats and beginning the journey to my next destination.”
Ware also added a Biblical quote to conclude his announcement.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith,” read appropriately chosen selection of text from 2 Timothy 4:7.
Ware is likely to be inducted in the Football Hall of Fame. He ended his career eighth all time in sacks.