Linebacker and famed pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware bows out gracefully from NFL

by Angela Davis/@jerseygirlsport Jersey Girl Sports fam DeMarcus Ware has been among our favorite NFL players for quite some time. Today, he announced his retirement from the league stating he wants a better quality of life, and a healthy one. Ware announced his retirement on Twitter in a statement called, It's Time:
DeMarcus Ware - It's Time
After a lot of thought and prayer, I’ve decided to accept the unknown and retire from my NFL career,” Ware, 34, wrote on Twitter. 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. I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7, KJV)
Amen! While I'm sure he's enjoyed his playing years, Ware is getting older and with the truth about concussions and health issues after playing, I think it's smart for him to leave the game now while he's relatively healthy and able to enjoy the benefits of the lifestyle he's worked so hard for. Ware has many opportunities ahead of him. I would not be surprised if we see him as a regular contributor on a sports show or showing up in some area of entertainment. There's no doubt he'll be a Hall-of-Famer. In fact, the Dallas Cowboys have offered him a one-day contract so he can retire as a Cowboy. For now, it sounds like he'll be spending some quality time with his children.

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