NFL linebacker Myles Jack shockingly retires at age 27 only TWO WEEKS after signing with the Philadelphia Eagles
NFL linebacker Myles Jack shockingly retires at age 27, just TWO WEEKS after signing with the Philadelphia Eagles
- He also played with the Steelers after spending six years in Jacksonville
- Through 95 starts and he recorded 617 tackles, 6.5 sacks and three INTS
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Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Myles Jack shocked the NFL world when he told the team he was retiring after seven seasons in the league, according to the NFL Network.
The 27-year-old had signed with the Eagles just two weeks ago on August 6 and was originally placed in the starting lineup before slowly sinking down the Eagles’ depth chart.
“That’s the way life goes,” Jack said earlier. “One week you’re on the couch playing ‘Call of Duty’, the next week you’re playing with the (NFC) champions.”
Jack played the first six seasons of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars after playing as a rare two-way star in college at UCLA. He was selected by Jacksonville ranked No. 36 in the 2016 NFL Draft.
He spent last season as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he recorded 104 tackles and started 13 of the 15 games he played in, but was released after the season.
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Myles Jack has shockedly retired from the NFL at the age of 27
He also spent time playing with the Pittsburgh Steelers after spending six years in Jacksonville
Earlier this offseason, Jack stated that he began considering going back to trade school to become a plumber or electrician in his post-NFL life, but was persuaded by his high school friend and Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker to stay training and trying to expand. his career.
‘I like to work. I couldn’t sit at home. I am blessed to make a lot of money. I can retire and sit in the house,’ Jack said NBC SportsPhiladelphia. ‘I want to be innovative.
“If there’s a zombie apocalypse, I want to be able to build something.”
He was called about two weeks ago by Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and made 29 snaps on defense and three on special teams during their preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Thursday.
However, Jack clearly didn’t want to write a script for an eighth chapter in the NFL.
The highlight of Jack’s time in the NFL came during the 2017 season with Jacksonville, when he was one of the key players in the “Sacksonville” defense, which was among the best in the league at the time.
During his career, he started 95 games and recorded 617 tackles, 6.5 sacks and three INTS
That season, the Jaguars advanced to the AFC Championship before losing 24-20 to the New England Patriots.
Throughout his career, Jack started 95 games and recorded 617 tackles, 6.5 sacks and three interceptions.
The UCLA product suffered a torn meniscus in September 2015 and his knee was surgically repaired.
The knee ailment played a large part in him falling out of the first round during his draft.