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Brodie Croyle calls it a career

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Under then-coach Herm Edwards, the Kansas City Chiefs believed they stole a future franchise quarterback when Alabama’s Brodie Croyle lasted until their third-round pick in the 2006 draft. Croyle never panned out, of course, and at age 29 he has decided to hang up the cleats.

I’m very grateful for everything football gave me,” Croyle told the Birmingham News. “I just felt it was time, and that’s a mutual decision with NFL football. There’s very few guys who retire on their own terms. It was a fun ride, but I’m glad to be back, glad to be doing what I’m doing.”

Croyle is currently working with Tuscaloosa’s IngeWood Land Company and pursuing his real estate license.

In five NFL seasons — all with the Chiefs — Croyle managed an 0-10 won-loss record and 8:9 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Though strong armed, Croyle was inaccurate and physically brittle. He’s had three ACL surgeries.

“Your body is basically your resume,” he said. “I knew it was time.”

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30 Responses to “Brodie Croyle calls it a career”
  1. thebricam says: May 22, 2012 3:10 PM

    While he made no lasting impression or legacy he still managed to make it to the pros and that’s more than countless others can say. best of luck in your future endeavors.

  2. flapjackdaddy says: May 22, 2012 3:14 PM

    Stinks that he never won a game as a starter.

  3. mikebe1 says: May 22, 2012 3:17 PM

    He made decent money and should be set for life.

  4. professorcolumbus says: May 22, 2012 3:17 PM

    How is that, in any way, on his “own terms?”

  5. yelix says: May 22, 2012 3:19 PM

    Here’s to hoping Ricky Stanzi’s career goes a little better than Brodie’s.

  6. ScottsOnSports says: May 22, 2012 3:21 PM

    That’s a bit of a reach.

  7. jgedgar70 says: May 22, 2012 3:23 PM

    So he won as many NFL games as he did Iron Bowls. WAR EAGLE!

  8. shackdelrio says: May 22, 2012 3:26 PM

    At least he didn’t blame it on concussions…

  9. dws123 says: May 22, 2012 3:30 PM

    If it wasn’t for Hard Knocks, I’d probably have no idea who Brodie Croyle is.

  10. tvguy22 says: May 22, 2012 3:35 PM

    Time to raise #12 to the rafters of Arrowhead.

  11. youboettcha says: May 22, 2012 3:38 PM

    Must be tough to make it to the NFL as a QB and never win a game.

  12. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: May 22, 2012 3:40 PM

    What career?

  13. hankstramjr says: May 22, 2012 3:42 PM

    Brokie – We hardly knew ye.

  14. dannyreneau says: May 22, 2012 3:43 PM

    You weren’t that great, Croyle, but you made it further in the NFL the anyone on this thread.

  15. stairwayto7 says: May 22, 2012 3:43 PM

    Brodie played in the NFL? Another Bama bust…

  16. pooflingingmonkey says: May 22, 2012 3:44 PM

    Too bad. He’s a really good kid from a really good family.

    If only “heart” were a measurable skill.

  17. t16rich says: May 22, 2012 3:44 PM

    Wow. One of the few remaining legends. Memories.

  18. wtfpft says: May 22, 2012 3:45 PM

    Sad thing is he could probably still compete on the chiefs roster of clown QB’s

  19. erod22 says: May 22, 2012 3:56 PM

    Now we know what the fateful day Brady leaves will feel like.

  20. wtfpft says: May 22, 2012 4:21 PM

    “While he made no lasting impression or legacy he still managed to make it to the pros and that’s more than countless others can say. best of luck in your future endeavors.”

    Yes, but I can say I won as many games as Brodie Croyle did in the NFL.

  21. kingcarlbanks says: May 22, 2012 4:29 PM

    Chiefs havent had a Qb pan out since “lunchmeat” Len Dawson,

  22. starchybunker says: May 22, 2012 4:31 PM

    google “brodie croyle wife” and all smart@$$ comments and/or feelings of sadness for his short career should end…
    her + coupla $mil$ in the bank = charmed life for Brodie

  23. gojags says: May 22, 2012 5:12 PM

    Good move Brodie, Wish you good luck.

    0-10. Could’ve been atleast 1-9, he could say to his grandkids that he had won a game in NFL.

  24. raiderapologist says: May 22, 2012 9:21 PM

    Croyle wanted to sign a one-day contract to retire as a Chief, but management insisted on a five year deal.

  25. haleyistheman00 says: May 22, 2012 9:49 PM

    Hot ass wife with millions in the bank…. Not a bad career at all.

  26. aad0italian says: May 22, 2012 11:25 PM

    lol he was a huge bust. thanks for nothing croyle

  27. lennydpocketqb says: May 23, 2012 1:00 AM

    Blows that he had to be drafted on the Chiefs. It would have been interesting to see if he would have had a better career than the one he had… Damn shame.

  28. joetoronto says: May 23, 2012 5:58 AM

    One of the greatest Chiefs QB’s of all time.

    Certainly better than any they have on the roster right now.

  29. wuchick2002 says: May 23, 2012 6:13 AM

    Ok so he played in 5 seasons with my Chiefs and sucked so badly he was released with our joke of a QB staff last year and couldn’t catch on with any other team? Yep! Sounds like he went out on his own terms!

  30. jjackwagon says: May 23, 2012 3:59 PM

    JoeTypical the closet Chiefs fan is posting as usual. Your are partially right. Brodie has as much talent and heart as any QB on the roster but he is too fragile. One hit and he is done. Of course you wouldn’t know about hits since the Chiefs did your Raiders 28-zip in your house last year.

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