It’s almost every football players dream to go onto college, graduate and get drafted by any team in the National Football League. If you’re drafted by your favorite team or end up signing with them later on in your career, it’s considered a bonus.
Now there have been more than a handful of players who have decided to take a different career path than professional football or walked away from the game after one season. Miami Dolphins corner-back Jamar Taylor was drafted by the Dolphins during the second round of the 2013 draft, number 54 overall out of Boise State.
Things got off to a shaky start after Taylor had to undergo surgery for a sports hernia on May 21. Taylor was limited to only three games during the 2013 regular season where he only recorded three total tackles in as many games against the New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals and the San Diego Chargers.
According to the Idaho Statesmen, Jamar Taylor considered retirement from the National Football League after a disappointing rookie season with the Dolphins.
“It was to the point last year I thought I was done playing football. I didn’t want to play anymore. I was out of it. Thank God for my girlfriend, my family, my pastors and God – because I made it through and kept working. I’m really looking forward to this year. I’m going to turn a lot of heads.” Jamar Taylor via the Idaho Statesmen.
Just because you have one bad season, doesn’t mean you have to give up. There’s a lot of people who wish they were still able to play, or were noticed by scouts. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get ready for the next season.