According to a report from Adam Schefter, Walter Thurmond III will retire. Thurmond had reportedly been mulling the decision for months, and “has told people close to him that he doesn’t want to play football any longer, he wants to pursue other opportunities, and his time in the league is up.”
Thurmond, 28, becomes just another young player who could still probably play in the NFL but chooses not to. Until he releases a statement on his own, we won’t know if future health played a part in his decision. The Sporting News reports that Thurmond may be focusing on his career producing and directing films. But following the trend, it’d be shocking if health wasn’t a big factor.