Antrel Rolle Retires From NFL

Antrel Rolle has officially announced his retirement from the NFL. In an appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football (Twitter link), the veteran said that he has moved on from football. Antrel Rolle (Vertical)

I’m at total peace with that,” Rolle said of his decision to retire. “Going out, you’re 33 years old and you go on injured reserve last year. That’s going to scare a lot of teams away. I understand how the business works and I’m fine with that either way.”

In the late spring, PFR ranked Rolle as the seventh-best defensive free agent still on the board, ahead of other notable defensive backs such as Antonio Cromartie, Cortland Finnegan, and Will Allen. However, his market never really developed. Rolle expressed an interest in reuniting to the Giants and the Dolphins were reportedly keeping Rolle’s number handy in case Reshad Jones made good on his holdout threats. Ultimately, there was no deal made in New York, Miami, or anywhere else.

An 11-year NFL veteran who earned three Pro Bowl nods during his time with the Cardinals and Giants, Rolle was an average player in 2015, grading out as the No. 39 safety in the league among 89 qualifiers, per Pro Football Focus. While he didn’t post any interceptions during his seven contests with Chicago, Rolle did register 30 tackles while defensing one pass.

All in all, Rolle enjoyed a long and successful career and that he can look back on fondly. During his announcement today, he indicated that he would like to serve as a TV analyst now that his playing days are over.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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5 comments on “Antrel Rolle Retires From NFL

  1. NY_Jimbo

    Retire as a Giant. No better way to go out as a pro athlete than to retire from a NY team.

    I bet Jagr retires as a Ranger when he finally hangs it up. Everyone knows Gretzky is a Ranger.

    • Crsn

      You’re a idiot. Jagr retires a Penguin and Gretzky is and never would of retired a Ranger.

    • tylerall5

      I’m sorry, but when people think of Gretzky, they think oilers, or kings because he brought hockey there. Not a ranger.

    • JT19

      Not many people even know Gretzky played for the Rangers. Hell, I’m a Ranger fan and I still forget sometimes that he played for them. If anything, he’s immediately associated with the Oilers.

    • metseventually

      Uh….people think of Jagr as a Penguin and Gretzky as an Oiler. You must be thinking of Messier.

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