Statement from Kerry Collins announcing his retirement from football.more>>
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans quarterback Kerry Collins announced his retirement from football on Thursday afternoon.
In a press release, he said "After 16 fulfilling years of playing quarterback in the NFL, I am officially announcing my retirement from professional football."
Collins went on to say that he has had time to think over the past few months and has decided that though he still wants to play, his "willingness to commit to the preparation necessary to play another season has waned to a level that I feel is no longer adequate to meet the demands of the position."
He thanked the coaches and players he had worked with over the years including Joe Paterno, the late Wellington Mara, Al Davis and Bud Adams. He also thanked the fans.
He then wished coach Mike Munchak and the Titans the best of luck in the future.
Collins spent the last five years on the Titans roster but was a free agent.
He started the final 15 games of the 2008 season and won 12. That doesn't include winning the season opener when he came off the bench to relieve an injured Vince Young. The Titans won the AFC title that season.