November 29, 2022

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Ali Marbet of Boxes walks away from NFL at 28 with $20 million left in contract | NFL

Ali Marbet, who helped protect Tom Brady during the Super Bowl title in Tampa in the 2020 season, has announced his retirement at the age of 28.

The left guard, who is in the prime of his career and was named to the Pro Bowl last season, confirmed the surprising decision on Instagram on Sunday. ESPN reported that the decision was due to health concerns.

“After seven wonderful years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I came to the decision to retire from the game that gave me so much” He wrote in his letter. “This organization and the people around them have not only helped make the dream come true but have also helped me build who I am today. Tampa Bay has made my home and I look forward to serving this community in the years to come. To coaches, colleagues, family and friends, no Instagram post can simply express The profound impact you have made on me. I am forever grateful. Thank you Tampa Bay.”

Can Marbet She’s set to earn $20 million in the last two seasons of his current contract. His career earnings are $37 million.

Marbit Take an unconventional path to the NFL. The son of a fashion photographer and Former rock starHe played for junior Hobart College before becoming the highest-grossing player ever from a Division III program when Tampa picked him with the 61st pick in 2015. However, he thrived in the NFL and according to ESPN statistics and information had the ninth best block pass winning rate among league guards. American football from 2018 to 2021.

“I think he’s achieved his goals, values ​​his health, and is looking for more challenges. Ali has a very strong inner voice, and he’s brave enough to follow through. I’m in awe,” Bell, Marpet’s father, told ESPN on Sunday.

Brady also paid tribute to Marpet, leaving a comment at the bottom of his Instagram post. “Congratulations, @AliMarpet you are a warrior,” Brady wrote. “It was an honor!!”

Marpet has been active behind the scenes in the league, and served on the Buc’s Social Justice Advisory Board. Last summer he discussed voting rights with US Vice President Kamala Harris during the team’s visit to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.

“I can’t say enough about what Ali has meant for our team in the three seasons since my arrival. He has been a brilliant professional and has been a rock for us on the inside of our attacking line,” Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said in a statement. , but I’m glad he came out as Super Bowl champion and Pro Bowler. It is never easy to say goodbye to a player who meant so much to our success, but I support and respect his decision and wish him a wonderful life after football.”

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