David Bruton is calling it a career.
Former Denver Broncos captain David Bruton is retiring.
On his 30th birthday, Bruton decided it was time to hang up the cleats. He cited a lack of passion and health concerns from concussions as the source of his retirement.
Jeff Legwold of ESPN, reported Bruton though about taking up mountain biking after his retirement.
From the report:
“I’m burnt-out, definitely worry about my health. Another season was cut short by a concussion [in 2016] -- that’s six. I’m a guy who likes to use his brain. Especially back in school, I need as many brain cells as possible with all these science classes. It came down to health, and I’ve definitely had my time in the league. I’m ready to move on."
"I thought about professional mountain biking," Bruton said with a laugh. “I don’t know if they have a great concussion plan. But physical therapy is definitely something I’ve always wanted to do. To see the people who enjoy doing it, who are good at it, and seeing the reward they get with working with people who work so hard to get back to normal life -- it’s so rewarding."
Bruton played 108 games in the NFL, with 104 of those games coming with the Denver Broncos. The longtime special teams captain was a veteran voice on the Broncos when the team took down the Carolina Panthers for a Super Bowl 50 victory.