Chicago Bears Offensive Guard had announced that he is retiring from the National Football League, ending a seven-year career spent entirely in the Windy City. He made the announcement on Twitter.
Playing his college ball at Oregon, Long was drafted by Chicago 20thoverall in 2013. The son of Pro Football Hall of Famer, Howie Long, and brother of former NFL star, Chris Long, made an immediate impact, going to the Pro Bowl as a rookie, and he would repeat that accolade in 2014 and 2015.
Long’s career stalled when a brutal ankle injury cost him half of the 2016 season and two games in 2017. More injuries would pile up and he would only play 12 Games total in 2018 & 2019. Overall, he would play 77 Games and started in 76 of them.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to thank Kyle Long for his gridiron memories, and we wish him the best in his post-playing career.