Arizona Cardinals WR A.J. Green announced his retirement Monday after 12 seasons in the NFL.
Green played 10 seasons with the Bengals and two with the Cardinals. He was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 draft out of the University of Georgia.
Green delivered the news in an Instagram post, writing, “I’ve never been a man of many words, so I’ll keep this short. Thank you. Thank you to all who have supported, encouraged, and inspired me throughout my career. Special thank you to the University of Georgia, Cincinnati Bengals, and Arizona Cardinals for the opportunity to pursue my dreams. I’ve stayed true to the game and it owes me nothing. Be blessed.. Love y’all! The next chapter begins…”
Green finished his NFL career with 727 receptions, 10,514 receiving yards and 70 receiving touchdowns. He began his career with five consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Green had only two seasons with over 900 receiving yards after that stretch. He was a two-time All-Pro and was selected to seven Pro Bowls.
Arizona Cardinals WR A J. Green. Photo courtsey of Cooper Neill/Getty Images