Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny introduced his retirement Tuesday.
Posluszny performed seven seasons with the Jaguars and is the franchise’s second all-time main tackler (815). He additionally owns the franchise file for many interceptions by a linebacker (11).
“With much sadness but without regret, I realize that I am no longer able to adhere to the unwavering standard of excellence that professional football demands,” Posluszny stated in a press release. “I say this with a heavy heart: I am retiring from the NFL. I love the game of football so much, and I know there is truly only one acceptable way to play. Knowing I can no longer compete at a level that I find acceptable, I have chosen to end my football career.”
Posluszny joined the Jaguars in 2011 after 4 years with the Buffalo Bills, who chosen him 34th general in 2007. He began 95 of the 100 video games wherein he performed for the Jaguars and led the crew in tackles 5 instances.
“I thank God every day for all that He has given me,” Posluszny stated in his assertion. “Today, I would like to thank God for making me a Jacksonville Jaguar, and for allowing me the privilege of an 11-year professional football career.”
He performed in no less than 14 video games in each season for the Jaguars however 2014, when he suffered a torn pectoral muscle and missed the ultimate 9 video games.
The Jaguars moved Posluszny to strongside linebacker final spring to pave the way in which for second-year participant Myles Jack to start out within the center. Jack struggled with the transition and the Jaguars ultimately moved Posluszny again into the center on first and second down and took him off the sector on apparent passing conditions and each time the protection was in nickel.
Posluszny completed the 2017 season with a career-low 61 tackles. He had 397 tackles, four interceptions and four compelled fumbles in 4 seasons with the Buffalo Bills.
ESPN’s Mike DiRocco contributed to this report.