Aaron Curry, one of the biggest draft busts in recent memory, is calling it a career.
Curry, who was cut by the Giants on Sunday, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that he has decided that he’s done playing football.
“After a lot of prayer. Consulting with God. The best thing for my family and myself is to retire from the NFL. I enjoyed it,” Curry wrote.
As an All-American linebacker at Wake Forest, Curry was viewed as a sure-thing future NFL star. When the Seahawks took him with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, he was widely regarded as the safest pick on the board. Under the NFL’s old salary structure for high draft picks, Curry signed a six-year, $60 million contract with $34 million guaranteed.
Curry was a major disappointment for two and a half seasons in Seattle and in 2011, the Seahawks traded him to Oakland for a seventh-round pick. Curry lasted a year in Oakland before he was cut, and the Giants’ decision to cut him ahead of the deadline to reduce rosters to 75 players pretty much confirmed that he was not a serious candidate for playing time in New York, either. Curry’s decision to retire from the NFL came not only after prayer, but after realizing that no NFL team wants him.