Dec. 23, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy (14) on the field against the San Diego Chargers during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Former New York Jets, Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Greg McElroy retires from NFL

The career of quarterback Greg McElroy has apparently come to an end, at least for now. After winning a National Championship with Nick Saban at Alabama and earning a roster spot for the New York Jets, Greg McElroy has decided he’s had enough of pro football and is retiring very early on in his career.

McElroy made his official retirement announcement via his official Twitter account. He thanked the Cincinnati Bengals for giving him one last shot and also gave anode to the New York Jets for allowing him to play in an NFL game and for giving him his break into pro ball.


It’s next to impossible to say McElroy had a good NFL career as he barely had one at all. Drafted in 2011 by the Jets, McElroy’s career has spanned just a few seasons and he hasn’t managed to latch on.

Regardless of the lack of success at the NFL level, McElroy is a National Champion thanks to his 2010 ride to the title game and that’s what he’ll be best remembered for. It’s not a glamorous NFL career he’s walking away from, but he’s retiring a champion anyways.

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