Tyler Varga was recently with the Indianapolis Colts but he has decided to hang up his cleats. Now the former star back is talking about players retiring early and says we should get use to it.
“People shouldn’t be surprised when they hear about players retiring young,” Varga told Bob Kravitz of WTHR. “You’re seeing it more and more often these days.
“Players are far more educated now about the risks involved in playing football. Guys are more aware of the risks involved.”
“In the end, you just have to weigh the risk versus reward, do a cost/benefit analysis, and I ultimately decided it wasn’t worth the risk,” Varga said. “I didn’t want to risk another big one [concussion] and having it impact my quality of life down the road. It was a difficult decision; it always is when you work so hard toward a goal and finally reach that goal, but after a long period of reflection, I felt like this was the best decision for my future.”