Former Kansas City Chiefs third round pick QB Brodie Croyle has decided to retire from the NFL. Croyle spent five injury-plagued seasons with the Chiefs, before leaving after the 2010 season.
He caught on with the Arizona Cardinals last season, but was cut just two weeks later. Following fruitless workouts with the Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans, Croyle “knew it was time” to go, but talked to The Birmingham News about his journey.
“The surgeries, the injuries — I wouldn’t trade any of it. It was a great ride. All those things build character. All those things are placed in your life to teach you something. I definitely learned from all of them and will carry that on to the next chapter of my life.”
Though he never reached his potential with the Chiefs, Croyle will be plenty busy. He co-owns a training facility with Philadelphia Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans and olympic athlete Vonetta Flowers.