Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin retires from NFL

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Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin announced his retirement officially via Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has officially retired from the NFL.

After announcing his retirement at his wife’s baby shower, Maclin took to Twitter to officially announce to fans and others around the National Football League that he was indeed calling quits.

Maclin, who earned Pro Bowl honors in 2014, played for the Chiefs from 2015 to 2016. In the two years he was with the Chiefs, the former first-round pick amassed 1,624 receiving yards and ten touchdowns.

In 2015, the Chiefs signed Maclin away from the Philadelphia Eagles with a five-year $55 million contract, averaging out to $11 million per year. He was a standout receiver for the first half of the 2015 season, with one of the most notable games coming in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers where he accounted for 8 receptions and 143 yards. That game is also notable because it made Maclin the first Chiefs receiver to catch a touchdown pass since 2013, a miserable streak that people would never stop mentioning.

Following the 2015 season, despite not being invited to the 2015 Pro Bowl, Maclin was rated as the 93rd best player on the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2016, which is annually voted upon by players around the league. After dealing with a torn groin for the 2016 season, the Chiefs decided to move on from the veteran receiver just two years into his five-year deal.

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Maclin went on to play 12 games for the Baltimore Ravens in the 2017 season, catching 40 passes for 440 receiving yards and three touchdowns. After being released by the Ravens, Maclin sat unsigned in the free agency market for the entirety of the 2018 NFL season. After being unable to find a team, it appears Maclin decided it was time to hang up his cleats and focus on family life.