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Former NFL QB is a Mushroom Farmer

Written by Tony Ghaul

Former starting NFL QB Jake Plummer a mushroom farmer. He posted a status update on his LinkedIn that reads, “I’m happy to share that I’ve started a new position as Mushroom Man at and MyCOLove.Farm!” The post shows dozens of congratulatory comments for Plummer who’s in the business of selling “functional mushrooms” that have the potential power to support health for the “mind, body and soul.”

Former NFL QB Jake Plummer. Photo courtsey of CBS News

The 47-year-old Plummer has been 16 years removed since playing as a quarterback in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals.

Jake Plummer of the Denver Broncos passes the ball during the game against the San Diego Chargers on November 19, 2006 in Denver. Photo courtsey of CBS News

The process of growing mushrooms is complicated and lengthy. But for Plummer and his team, it’s a labor of love. “We’re growing these mushrooms and extracting them so people can have a different approach to their health and wellness,” he said. “That’s a real powerful thing. So we handle it with extreme care and diligence.”

Plummer’s passion for medicinal and functional mushrooms stems from the benefits he’s experienced in his health and wellness journey. “I haven’t been sick at all,” Plummer explained. “I sleep really well now. I feel less fatigue, less stress. My gut health, my body, my digestion, my energy levels, pain in my joints has gone away.”

Jake Plummer wants to spread the good word about mushrooms. Photo courtsey of Del Jolly

Like so many NFL players, Jake retired with his fair share of bumps and bruises. He believes incorporating mushrooms into the diet can be a total game changer for both current and former athletes.

“Every current player should be taking these as a preventative medicine,” he said. “As an athlete, I wish I had this knowledge back when I was playing. I think it would have helped me deal with stress and come out of the game a little less beat up and less zapped from the intensity of the environment I was living in for so long.”

Plummer is hoping to use his voice to help educate others about the benefits of mushrooms, and not just athletes, but everyone looking to find a natural way to improve their health and wellbeing.

Former Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer in 2006 versus him now working at his mushroom farm in 2022. (Left photo credit: © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports; Right photo credit: John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tony Ghaul