After only one season with the Kansas City Chiefs, Ben Grubbs is expected to call it a career.
It’s never fun to realize your time is up when you are doing something you love, but apparently that is the reality for Ben Grubbs. The 32-year-old is expected to announce his retirement from the National Football League soon, according to Pro Football Talk.
Grubbs was acquired by the Kansas City Chiefs back in the 2015 offseason for a fifth-round draft pick from the New Orleans Saints, and immediately signed a four-year, $24 million extension. However, Grubbs sustained a neck injury and had to be placed on injured reserve last season after playing in seven games.
With the neck condition both dangerous and not getting better, the Chiefs released the veteran with a designation of failing his physical. With Grubbs gone, Kansas City will have a competition at both guard spots with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Zach Fulton, Jah Reid and rookie Parker Ehinger battling it out.
This is a great example of making a solid move and not having it work out. Dorsey was lauded for the trade but Grubbs’ injury turned it into a failed venture.
Best of luck to Ben in his retirement!