Reported from ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, former Houston Texans and Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin has officially announced his retirement after 10 seasons in the NFL.
With a little help from his sons in a video on Instagram (via Pride of Detroit’s Erik Schlitt).
Glover Quin has officially announced his retirement via video on his Instagram pic.twitter.com/HAQwznPbhj— Erik Schlitt (@erikschlitt) July 9, 2019
Quin wraps his decade-long career with 24 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, and two defensive touchdowns (both with Lions).
He also has started every game with Lions since he signed with the team back in 2013.
Although he was released by the Lions back in February, Quin’s main accolades was being selected as an All-Pro and Pro Bowler back in 2014, when he led the league with seven interceptions.
He was also known to teammates and fans as being a versatile player and ambassador to the city during his times with both teams.
Down below is Quin’s quotes from Rothstein’s interview on why he chose to retire rather look for another team to sign with.
There is also a statement from Lions general manager on what he brought to the team plus highlights.
“Playing professional sports was always a dream of mine. Football was the route I chose and God blessed me to be able to persevere through all the hardships and play 10 years in the NFL,” Quin said to Rothstein. “I’m so thankful for the opportunity I had to play in the NFL with such great players and two great organizations.”
“Football was never who I was as a person. It was always what I had done. I wanted to use football as a stepping stone into the rest of my life and not let football be my life. I always only wanted to play 10 years. Said if I was able to walk off the field after the last game in Year 10, it would be really hard for me to walk back on. I’m young, I’m healthy and I got a lot of life to live. So I’m walking away from the game of football.”