In news that stunned Panthers nation and the NFL, Carolina All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly announced his retirement at the age of 28 after eight seasons in the NFL.
In the emotional message, Kuechly stated that this isn’t something that he wanted to do, but in his heart he knows it’s the right thing to do.
“In my heart I know it’s the right thing to do… There’s only one way to play this game since I was a little kid – play fast, play physical and play strong. And at this point I don’t know if I am able to do that anymore,” Luke stated during the 3 minute video.
Kuechly finishes his career with 1,092 tackles, 18 interceptions and 75 tackles for loss.