Cardinals Free Agent LB Kylie Fitts Announces Retirement

Kylie Fitts

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Kylie Fitts takes on Jeremy McNichols in 2021.

The Arizona Cardinals restricted defender to free agent Kylie Fitts sent out a social media post via Instagram announcing he will be retiring from football.

This decision is due to the many concussions the 27-year-old has faced throughout his career. Fitts played just six games in 2021 because of a concussion that left him injured in October 2021.

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Fitts issued a lengthy, written statement about his decision to quit the game.

“After 21 years of playing football, for me, football has come to an end,” says Fitts. “Due to so many concussions and the severity of the recent one, I cannot continue playing. I am so grateful for this game and everything it has taught and brought to my life. Thank you to all of my coaches and teammates throughout my career.”

“I am also very grateful to my family and wife who have supported me through all the ups and downs and especially to my father. Spent countless hours, early mornings and late nights helping me achieve my goal of always wanting to play in the NFL. I believe we are made for more than just playing games. I know God has great plans for me and my family and I’m so excited for what he has in store for me next! ”

Fitts’s career

The 27-year-old has played in Utah, where he has faced injury during his junior and senior seasons.

Fitts was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. He played six games with the Bears before making his team debut in 2019 and then being signed to the Cardinals’ practice team.

In 2020, Fitts set the peak of his career with six tackles and three specials in 13 games. He played a total of 22 games with the Cardinals over three seasons and scored 13 tackles, one mandator hit and one midfield hit. Similar to 2021, Fitts was put on the bench due to a hand injury. Cardinals Free Agent LB Kylie Fitts Announces Retirement

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