At this time, I would like to announce my retirement from the NFL. pic.twitter.com/b9cUHLPj70â Greg McElroy (@GVMcElroy) March 21, 2014
Selected by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft after a decorated career at Alabama, McElroy landed in coach Rex Ryan's doghouse after a rookie season in which he publicly acknowledged a "really corrupt mindset" within the locker room.
Perhaps best known for scoring a 43 out of 50 on the Wonderlic Test, McElroy was one of the most intelligent players in the league. Ryan was known to quip that he wasn't as smart as his third-string quarterback.
Lauded for his intangibles and leadership skills, McElroy simply lacked the physical ability to succeed at the NFL level.
He will finish his NFL career with 214 yards, one touchdown, one interception and a 79.2 passer rating on 31 attempts. Although McElroy took a whopping 11 sacks on fewer than 40 career dropbacks, he will always have the memory of a 10-play touchdown drive to lead the Jets to a 7-6 win over the Cardinals late in the 2012 season.
Just 25 years old, McElroy has a bright future ahead of him in coaching or politics if he so chooses.The latest "Around The League Podcast" breaks down DeSean Jackson trade rumors and tries to figure out who will be next year's Michael Bennett (or Brent Grimes).