Former Denver Broncos All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady appears to be enjoying his retirement.
He left the NFL after nine seasons and signed a retirement letter on Saturday at the Broncos’ team facility. Surely after being the 12th overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, Clady didn’t think his career would be over at the age of 31. However, he sounds like he is having fun away from the line of scrimmage.
“I’m [going to] try to get into some more real estate. My golf is the best it’s ever been, which I’m pretty proud of and want to be competitive in that,” Clady said in a Broncos TV video. “I’ve been doing some yoga, trying to lose a little bit more weight and just hanging out being a dad.”
While the Broncos were happy to see him, they probably wish that he was still able to be the cornerstone of their offensive line. Clady was twice named first-team All-Pro and made four Pro Bowls in Denver.
Unfortunately, injuries derailed his career. He missed most of the 2013 season with a lisfranc injury, and all of the 2015 championship season after tearing an ACL during OTA’s.
In 2016, the Broncos traded Clady to the New York Jets along with a seventh-round pick for a fifth-round pick. He tore a rotator cuff with the Jets and only started eight games. Clady announced his retirement in August.