There was a Bears QB injured in Sunday’s NFC championship game Sunday that Chiefs fans are familiar with other than Jay Cutler. Former Kansas City signal caller Todd Collins failed to complete a pass in his short time in the game but left with a serious shoulder injury, according to the NFL Network.
Collins is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury, and there’s a chance he’ll need surgery. That could mean the end of Collins’ 16-year career, which started with the Buffalo Bills and also took him to the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins.
Collins has thrown for 4,547 yards and 22 touchdowns with 24 interceptions in his career. He has started in just four games since 1997, when he was the Bills’ No. 1 quarterback.
It’s tough to see any player close out their career with an injury, but especially one of the good guys like Collins.
Though we shouldn’t feel too bad for the 39-year old if this is the end. He’s stuck around longer than most and will have no shortage of opportunities in and out of football. While in Kansas City, Collins spent time as a financial planning intern and also enrolled in a workshop at the Harvard Business School.
Best of luck to Collins if this is the end of the road.