Broncos rookie Romell Guerrier retires

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After just a few days of training camp, Broncos undrafted rookie wide receiver Romell Guerrier decided he doesn’t want to play pro football.

Guerrier told General Manager John Elway that he is retiring from football. Guerrier graduated from Florida Tech with a psychology degree and wants to work with children.

“This is something Romell has thought about since he ended OTAs,’’ agent Sean Russi told 9 News in Denver. “It’s something he’s discussed with his family. He’s seeking something in his degree background and he just wants to thank the Broncos for the opportunity.’’

Guerrier probably wasn’t going to make the Broncos’ roster anyway, but some Broncos undrafted rookies have found success in the NFL recently, including three — cornerback Chris Harris, running back C.J. Anderson and running back Phillip Lindsay — who have gone on to be Pro Bowlers. Guerrier apparently didn’t like his odds of following in their footsteps.

The Broncos have now lost two wide receivers to surprise retirements in the first week of camp, with Aaron Burbridge retiring on Tuesday.

13 responses to “Broncos rookie Romell Guerrier retires

  1. Good for him. Playing half hearted is a good way to get seriously injured. Glad he wants to do something that helps others.

  2. I wonder if he’s looked at the job market for persons with a psych degree.
    Methinks that he hasn’t because there is no market unless you have a PhD.
    He went to a technical college and got a generic pysch degree.
    SMH

  3. It seems its only football where we have so many young men reach or almost reach the pinnacle of their profession which is playing in the best pro league in the world then voluntarily walk away from that opportunity. I rarely see this in baseball or basketball. I don’t follow hockey close enough so no cimment there. I wonder why. Sure health concerns can be one reason but there are a lot of cases such as this where health isn’t the reason given.

  4. Just saw a story that Head Coach Vic Fangio doesn’t want music at practice. I wonder if that had anything to do with it?

  5. 6thsense10 says:
    “July 20, 2019 at 9:21 am
    It seems its only football where we have so many young men reach or almost reach the pinnacle of their profession which is playing in the best pro league in the world then voluntarily walk away from that opportunity. I rarely see this in baseball or basketball. I don’t follow hockey close enough so no cimment there. I wonder why. Sure health concerns can be one reason but there are a lot of cases such as this where health isn’t the reason given.“

    I think a big difference is that there are few alternatives to the NFL if you don’t make a team. Basketball has the G League and quality overseas leagues, and baseball of course has the minor league system. In football, it’s all or nothing.

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