“I like to work. I couldn’t sit at home. I’ve been blessed to make a lot of money. I could retire and sit at the house,” Jack said to The Athletic. “I want to be innovative. If a zombie apocalypse came, I want to be able to build something.”
In his seven-season career in the NFL (103 games), Jack recorded 396 solo tackles, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
Sources: Veteran LB Myles Jack has informed the #Eagles that he plans to retire after seven NFL seasons and 617 tackles. Jack signed with Philly during camp, now will hang ‘em up. pic.twitter.com/xhMDOUjUSV
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 20, 2023
I can’t say I blame him.
Here’s the thing: I completely understand if an athlete — like Tom Brady, for example — wants to go the limit and play until he’s 45 years old. But I also understand if somebody like Myles Jack wants to take both his wealth and his health, and call it a day.
Plus, I like his whole thinking of “if a zombie apocalypse came, I want to be able to build something.”
This is something I can get down with. (RELATED: One Guy Left A Bloody Mess After Massive Brawl Erupts Between San Francisco 49ers Fans)
Congratulations on retirement, Myles! And when the zombie apocalypse does happen, I’m coming to your house.