At just 25 years old, quarterback Greg McElroy announced his retirement from the NFL on Twitter Friday morning. No specific reason was given for McElroy's decision, but he showed his appreciation for the organizations that gave him opportunities in during his three-year professional football career.
At this time, I would like to announce my retirement from the NFL. pic.twitter.com/b9cUHLPj70
— Greg McElroy (@GVMcElroy) March 21, 2014
McElroy was drafted in the seventh round by the New York Jets in 2011. He's had his share of competition on NFL depth charts since the start of his career. He was released by the Jets with an injury designation in 2013. The Cincinnati Bengals signed him to their practice squad in a matter of days.
McElroy is best known for his time at quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He led Alabama to a national championship in 2009.
With the recent signing of quarterback Jason Campbell in Cincinnati, McElroy faced plenty of competition on the Bengals depth chart as Campbell, Josh Johnson, and Zac Robinson will compete for a roster spot.