Kylie Fitts, a linebacker in the NFL for a few years, has decided to hang up his cleats. In a lengthy Instagram message on Friday, he announced his retirement. Unfortunately, Fitts is retiring from the game due to a series of concussions.
Fitts has suffered such a severe concussion that he no longer believes it is safe for him to continue playing football.
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“Football has come to an end for me after 21 years of playing,” Fitts wrote. “It is no longer safe for me to play due to too many concussions and the severity of my most recent one.” I’m grateful for everything this game has taught me and brought into my life.
“Throughout my career, I’d like to express my gratitude to all of my coaches and teammates. I’m also grateful to my family and wife for their unwavering support during all of my ups and downs, with special thanks to my father.
Spent numerous hours, early mornings and late evenings, assisting me in achieving my dream of playing in the NFL. I believe we were made for more than just playing games. I’m confident that God has big plans for me and my family, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he has in store for me next!”
Fitts was picked by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round out of Utah.
Fitts was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad in 2019. In limited participation, he ended up staying on the team through the 2021 season, earning 15 tackles and a forced fumble. We wish Fitts the best of luck as he moves on to the next phase of his career.