Greg McElroy Retires at the Age of 25
After being drafted in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Jets and starting one game, Greg McElroy is set to retire at the age of twenty-five, according to CBS’s Will Brinson. He spent his first two seasons with the Jets and then was with the Bengals this past year. McElroy had an excellent collegiate career with the Alabama Crimson Tide going 24-3 his two seasons as a starter. Unfortunately he ends is professional career with less completions (19) than wins he had during his time at Alabama.
Greg McElroy was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals after the Jets and he settled an injury agreement during the 2013 preseason. He spent the season on the Bengals practice squad but was signed to a future/reserve contract after their season ended. In a statement he released, he thanked Marvin Lewis and the Bengals organization for the opportunity, as well as the N.Y. Jets for giving him his start in the NFL. McElroy could’ve been a quality backup in the league in my opinion, we will see where he goes from here.
Sports-Kings Down and Distance Contributor Kyle Pierce @kylepierce28