By Anthony Caruso III
March 11th, 2015, 12:35 AM EST
NFL players are starting to retire at a younger age than ever before. They do not want the long-term affects that come with playing football for a long time.
Locker was the 8th overall pick by the 2011 NFL Draft. He appeared in 30 out of a possible 64 games – yet he’s been hampered by shoulder, hand, neck, rib, and foot issues throughout his four seasons with the Titans.
Worilds was taken with the 52nd overall pick in the 2010 Draft by the Steelers, and was the fourth-best rusher available on the market.
“After much though and consideration, I have chosen to step away from football as I have opted to pursue other interests,” Worilds said in a statement.
In the past two seasons, he had 15.5 quarterback sacks in the past two seasons. He also had 59 tackles and an interception last season.
While Locker has been injured a lot, there hasn’t been anything wrong with Worilds of significance. He only missed seven games in his entire career.
Also, on Tuesday, Patrick Willis decided to walk away from the game at 30-years-old, as well. Willis will reportedly focus on ministry work in the South, likely around the Mississippi area, where he went to college.