(CBS) Jared Allen had the cowboy hat, the horse and a perfect moment to announce his retirement. All that was missing was a sunset to ride off into.
In a quirky 20-second video posted Thursday, Allen announced his retirement after a 12-year NFL career by offering his thanks and then riding off on a horse.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup Continues
“Well, everyone, I just want to say thank you for an amazing 12-year career,” Allen said in the video. “This was the part where I was going to ride off into the sunset, but seeing as how there’s no sunset, I’m just going to ride off.”READ MORE: At Least 10 Shot, 1 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
Then, Allen offered a wave and got his horse moving, retiring in a unique way.
Allen, 33, was drafted by the Chiefs, then spent six seasons with the Vikings before joining the Bears in 2014. He recorded 5.5 sacks in 18 games with Chicago, then was traded to Carolina early in the 2015 season, with his attempted move to outside linebacker in the Bears’ new 3-4 defense not working well. Allen started 12 games with the Panthers, helping the team to a berth in Super Bowl 50.MORE NEWS: Bill For Reparations For Black Evanston Residents Soon To Go Up For Vote; Some Say It's Insufficient And Could Make Things Worse
Here’s the video of Allen’s retirement announcement:
Riding off into the sunset pic.twitter.com/wZXovseGKS— Jared Allen (@JaredAllen69) February 18, 2016