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John Moffitt says he’s quitting football at age 27


The news that Broncos offensive lineman John Moffitt has left the team while doing some soul searching has been followed with an explanation from Moffitt: He says he has decided to quit playing football.

Moffitt told Dave Softy Mahler of Sports Radio 950 KJR that he’s giving up football and that he has already informed the Broncos that he’s calling it a career.

“I’m ready to live a different kind of life,” Moffitt said.

The 27-year-old Moffitt was an All-American at Wisconsin and a 2011 third-round draft pick of the Seahawks. He started nine games as a rookie and six games in his second season, but Seattle began trying to trade him in training camp this year and eventually shipped him to Denver at the end of the preseason. Moffitt saw limited playing time with the Broncos.

Now Moffitt says his playing days are over.

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34 Responses to “John Moffitt says he’s quitting football at age 27”
  1. kylexitron says: Nov 5, 2013 4:35 PM

    Moffitt is a character and seems like generally a pretty good dude so I hope he finds something for himself.

  2. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Nov 5, 2013 4:37 PM

    Ut Oh! Has Peyton gone too far with his practical joke hazing again???

    …more on this to come!

  3. keylimelight says: Nov 5, 2013 4:38 PM

    Good Luck to you Moffitt.

    Wonder how many other Moffitts there are in the NFL that would like to do the same thing but can’t bring themselves to let go of the money.

  4. jtbaudendistel says: Nov 5, 2013 4:40 PM

    Say hi to Glen Coffee for us pal

  5. uwsptke says: Nov 5, 2013 4:41 PM

    This is the guy that was banned from the Seattle mall for peeing in the parking lot, right?

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 5, 2013 4:43 PM

    John wants the freedom to really grow out his hair and beard without having to conform.

  7. blacknole08 says: Nov 5, 2013 4:44 PM

    Nothing wrong with that. Football is a game. Life is… well, real life. And he has the rest of his ahead of him.

    Good luck Moffitt!

  8. fordraptorforum says: Nov 5, 2013 4:44 PM

    Run Ricky Run

  9. marvsleezy says: Nov 5, 2013 4:47 PM

    No article like this is ever complete without giving the players career earnings.

  10. keepongronking says: Nov 5, 2013 4:52 PM

    Moffit was hilarious on the Real Robinson Report on Youtube, check it out. He’s an interesting guy and I wish him the best of luck in the future

  11. jeromebrown99iggles says: Nov 5, 2013 4:54 PM in Seattle then Denver..”soul searching”..long hair AND facial hair..yep he wants a different kind of life alright…maybe one that does not test for the reefer.

  12. grumpyoleman says: Nov 5, 2013 5:02 PM


  13. richardgozinya says: Nov 5, 2013 5:03 PM

    Remember when Ricky Williams did this and everyone went berserk?

  14. mrlaloosh says: Nov 5, 2013 5:04 PM

    He’s afraid they might trade him to Miami.

  15. thebirdofprey2 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:06 PM

    Yeah Moffit gets a reputation for being a little off and he had his minor run in with authority. But he also has a clothing company which sole purpose is to raise money for homeless/at risk community.

    Talent wise, he was a pretty solid pass blocking guard but not powerful enough to cut it in run blocking. I think part of that goes to his commitment to the game and taking strength and conditioning seriously. Listening to him in interviews when he was battling Sweezy, he didn’t sound like he was taking football as serious as you would need to for the pros.

  16. osiris33 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:22 PM

    Translation; “I have a radio gig…”

  17. scs875 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:24 PM

    mrlaloosh says:
    Nov 5, 2013 5:04 PM
    He’s afraid they might trade him to Miami.


  18. sirsupersouthern says: Nov 5, 2013 5:31 PM

    “Moffit was hilarious on the Real Robinson Report on Youtube, check it out.”

    I just did, and interestingly enough, when asked about rookie hazing, he squeamishly said “A lot of it is just like, buying stuff.” His smile disappeared when he admitted that…

  19. somethingsmellsrotten says: Nov 5, 2013 5:31 PM

    He’s going to Miami to shack up with Jonathan Martin.

  20. bearsoxass says: Nov 5, 2013 5:34 PM

    Funniest and the most real NFL player, good luck to you funny dude.

  21. beastmode5150 says: Nov 5, 2013 5:41 PM

    What a tool.

  22. schmitty2 says: Nov 5, 2013 6:15 PM

    Good guy but lets hope his” soul searching “doesn’t include any more public urination episodes.

  23. golforepar says: Nov 5, 2013 6:29 PM

    Moffit didn’t fit in with the Sea chickens, since he got his college degree!

  24. grndizzle says: Nov 5, 2013 6:33 PM

    This is Ricky Williams part deux!

  25. trollhammer20 says: Nov 5, 2013 6:45 PM

    Time to go for the career in stand-up, John. Good luck!

  26. fdugrad says: Nov 5, 2013 7:08 PM

    “His playing days are over.” Yes, and there wasn’t a wet eye in the house!

  27. boyshole25 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:35 PM

    Smart man leave the circus with a pocket full of cash and people will forget about him so he can live a normal life

  28. beastmode5150 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:42 PM

    Golfforepar- you’re right, the hawks like guys with multiple degrees, or Stanford degree, or if you are marshawn lynch.

  29. sweetnlow44 says: Nov 5, 2013 7:47 PM

    Hopefully he’s got a deal lined up to take Gruden’s place on MNF. Moffitt is hilarious and Gruden makes me hate football for 3 hours every week.

  30. gborange says: Nov 5, 2013 9:19 PM

    Wonder if he said “I’ll catch ya on the flip side” right before he hung up the phone with Elway.

  31. silvernblak says: Nov 5, 2013 9:25 PM

    Dmac, 60 mil. made, in a contract year, hits FA then reaches for his hammy!

  32. genericcommenter says: Nov 5, 2013 9:29 PM

    Well, most guys are out of the League by 27. Most of them start before 25, though.

  33. thereyougo2 says: Nov 5, 2013 10:17 PM

    Not that no one else doesn’t do the same but the Seahawks under their actor head coach screw another opponent .

  34. 1bigtex says: Nov 6, 2013 4:28 AM

    Congrats for being able to leave on his own terms. Nothing much sadder than seeing a guy hang on way too long and risk too much. Had a family friend growing up who was a Pro Bowl tackle for the Giants when he was young. He got a degree, invested in some land on the Vegas strip, and got out after about 5 years with his health intact.

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