They many believe above all else happiness is the key to everything, and for Denver Broncos‘ Offensive Lineman John Moffitt that must be one his beliefs as well.
Moffitt informed the Broncos’ that after the bye week we will NOT be returning to the team or to the NFL. That’s right Moffitt is walking away and retiring from the NFL. Moffitt explained his sudden decision to retire to the Associated Press by says…
“I just really thought about it and decided I’m not happy. I’m not happy at all.” And I think it’s really madness to risk your body, risk your well-being and risk your happiness for money.
“Everybody, they just don’t get it and they think it’s crazy. But I think what I was doing is crazy.”
“I just want to be happy.” And I find that people that have the least in life are sometimes the happiest. And I don’t have the least in life. I have enough in life. And I won’t sacrifice my health for that.
“I’m not trying to be the poster boy for ‘Oh, I thought I should leave because of concussions.’ I’m just saying, it’s a valid point. I love the game and I respect the game and everybody who plays it knows what they risk and I knew what I risked when I played, and I’m no longer willing to risk it.”
“Once you tear away all the illusions of it, it’s hard work. And it’s dangerous work. And you’re away from your family. And it’s not good for families. It’s very tough on families,” he said, according to the AP.
There are not many that wouldn’t give up their left arm to play in the National Football League, but to play and then give it up for something that you feel so strongly about says so much for the character of Moffitt.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,