Jared Allen, legendary Chiefs/Vikings/Bears/Panthers pass rusher announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday while riding a horse in a killer jacket and cowboy hat.
Allen, who last season played for the Carolina Panthers, used Twitter to post a video announcing his retirement.
“Hello everyone, I just want to say thank you for an amazing 12-year career,” Allen said. “This was the part where I was going to ride off into the sunset. But seeing as how there’s no sunset I’m just going to ride off.”
Riding off into the sunset pic.twitter.com/wZXovseGKS
— Jared Allen (@JaredAllen69) February 18, 2016
Jared Allen, 33, spent most of his career with the Minnesota Vikings where he was a Pro Bowl selection five times. He left the Vikings in 2013 and signed with the Bears as a free agent but was then traded to the Panthers in September. Allen was a fourth round pick by the Chiefs in the 2004 NFL draft. He retires as the active sack leader in the NFL (tied with Julius Peppers of the Packers) with 136.