Another retirement announcement rocked the New England Patriots organization. This time offensive lineman Andrew Jelks announced his plans to retire. He’s had multiple ACL injuries, and didn’t played in the final two sessions of the college career and the entire rookie season.
Jelks showed enough strength in the first two seasons at Vanderbilt, and the Pats decided to give him a chance. The retirement plan didn’t surprise some of the fans.
“Throughout my football career I’ve always been told, “You never know when your last snap could be.” After much prayer and talking with loved ones, I am announcing that I am stepping away from the game of football. I have been blessed to have been able to play with some great players and be coached by some of the best coaches in the country. Most importantly, this game has given me brothers for life that can never be taken away,” the announcement read.
“I thank each and everyone of you for your support over the years. I especially want to say thank you to all those people in Paris and Henry County community for the support through my career. I’ve always taken pride calling this place my home and I hope I made y’all proud. I can’t wait to be able to give back to the community that has given me so much. I’m excited to see what great things God has planned for me,” the player added.
Well, he’s made a decision, and fans respect it. It’s more than obvious that he’s got some plans, and let’s just say we wish him the best of all lucks. Being a football player is a huge challenge, and you never know how will things go and when will one retire. Keep up the good job, Andrew Jelks, you did an amazing thing with the Pats!