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The Best NFL Players Who Retired In 2020

Updated February 8, 2021 10.5k votes 1.9k voters 30.2k views11 items

List RulesVote up the retired NFL players based on their overall careers.

All the NFL players who retire in 2020 will have left a legacy that live on. The average career length for NFL players is 3.3 years, according to the NFL Players Association. Many of the players who will appear on this list will have played much longer than the average. In this time, they have played through countless injuries and made an impact on the game. Look to this list regularly to see the best NFL players who retired in 2020, either because it was their time or because injuries cut a promising career short.

The first player to choose retirement in 2020 was Chiefs defensive back Ron Parker, who played with five different teams over the course of his eight-year career but made the biggest impact in Kansas City, where he holds two franchise records.

Such short careers ensure prominent players retire from the NFL every year. Look to this list for a running record of football players retiring in 2020. Almost all of the 32 NFL teams say their goodbyes to a veteran or two each year. Vote up the recently retired NFL players who had the most impact on the game during their careers, then check back throughout the year to see who else retires.

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