Nov 4, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung (76) and guard John Moffitt (74) talk prior to the game against the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Minnesota 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos G John Moffitt quits football

Dec 16, 2012; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Seattle Seahawks guard John Moffitt (74) on the sideline against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at the Rogers Centre. Seahawks beat the Bills 50-17. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have lost one of their offensive linemen, John Moffitt, to a “different kind of lifestyle”, according to Moffitt himself while speaking on the show of Dave Mahler of WKJR-AM Seattle on Tuesday.

The move from Moffitt was one of those secret kind of moves that nobody in any organization loves dealing with (he just didn’t show up after Denver’s week 9 bye), but at the same time probably won’t hurt the Broncos much, if at all in the grand scheme of things. They had kept him off of the 53-man roster for much of the season, only activating him for two of the eight games since he became a Bronco.

The University of Wisconsin produced Moffitt, whom they hailed was one of the best offensive guards they had ever put out. It may have been true at the college level, but Moffitt’s mean style never really carried over the the NFL after he was acquired in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft by Seattle at No. 75 overall.

Moffitt would start a majority of the games that first year but after an injury he was never the same. Many Seahawks’ fans will argue he was never all that to begin with.

At any rate Moffitt is moving on from the game in interesting fashion. A source close to Moffitt told the Denver Post that he had become disinterested with the lack of playing time and was doing some “soul searching”.

We can’t all be starters… welcome to the NFL buddy. Or rather, goodbye.


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