Colts S Khari Willis announces his retirement

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It looks like the Colts will have to change their plans in the secondary for the 2022 season.

Safety Khari Willis posted a message announcing his retirement to Instagram on Wednesday. Willis thanked the Colts and noted the “lifelong relationships” he made as a football player before saying that he will be devoting his life to religious pursuits.

“With much prayer and deliberation, I have elected to officially retire from the NFL as I endeavor to devote the remainder of my life to the further advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Willis wrote.

Willis was a 2019 fourth-round pick who played in 39 games and started 33 times over the last three seasons. He had 219 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four interceptions, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in those appearances.

Julian Blackmon, Rodney McLeod, Armani Watts, and 2022 third-round pick Nick Cross remain on hand at safety in Indianapolis.

2 responses to “Colts S Khari Willis announces his retirement

  1. I'[ve never heard of Khari Willis, and as far as I know, he’s not a “star” in the NFL. That being said, given what his career arc looked to be based on his first three seasons, he probably wasn’t going to make more than maybe $10 million in his NFL career. Considering that’s peanuts to what he can make as a religious grifter, he made the right choice. If he has maybe 4 or 8 more years as an NFL starter, he’s probably better off, financially speaking, suckering religious people out of their money for the next 8 years.

  2. Couldn’t be for a nobler cause.
    Good luck in the future Khari, and thank you for all you did for the Colts

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