Jake Plummer insists his long, strange football journey is over. And he deserves applause. Not for his dazzling ability. It's his imagination that inspires admiration. NFL training camps open July 27, but Plummer isn't preparing for football. He has departed the road full of riches everyone expects him to travel and instead walks, boldly and unapologetically, along his own path. He has enough money for a comfy life, so why risk his health at the hands of marauding linebackers? He could earn $5.3 million this season to serve as backup quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a task that demands such crucial tasks as carrying a clipboard. Instead, he announced his retirement March 8.
Source: David Ramsey, Philadelphia Enquirer