Former LB Cardinal Kylie Fitts Retires at Age 27 After "Too Many Concussions" |  Bleacher report

Former LB Cardinal Kylie Fitts Retires at Age 27 After “Too Many Concussions” | Bleacher report

Former LB Cardinal Kylie Fitts Retires at Age 27 After “Too Many Concussions” | Bleacher report

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Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts announced her retirement from the NFL on Friday, citing too many concussions as a reason she is stepping away from the game.

The 27-year-old wrote in an Instagram post:

“After 21 years of playing, football has come to an end for me. Due to too many concussions and the severity of my recent one, it is no longer safe for me to continue playing. I am so grateful for this game and everything else has taught and brought into my life. Thanks to all my coaches and teammates throughout my career. I am also so grateful to my family and my wife who have supported me through all the ups and downs and a special thanks to my dad.

“[He] I have spent countless hours, early mornings and late nights helping me achieve my goal of always wanting to play in the NFL. I believe we were created beyond just playing. I know that God has big plans for me and my family and I’m so excited about what he has in store for me next! “

The Chicago Bears selected Fitts with a sixth-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft after spending his college career at UCLA and Utah. He appeared in just six games during his rookie season.

Chicago released him in 2019 and he was picked up by the Cardinals. Fitts appeared in 22 games over three seasons in Arizona, recording a forced fumble, 15 tackles and a quarterback.

He missed the end of the 2021 season after being placed on injury reserve in October following a concussion.

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