Seattle Seahawks starting center Austin Blythe has shockingly decided to retire from the NFL after just seven years.
Blythe took to Instagram on Tuesday afternoon to announce his retirement from football.
The 30-year-old Blythe spent the 2022/23 season in Seattle, having signed a one-year deal worth $4 million.
A seventh-round draft pick out of Iowa in 2016, Blythe spent his rookie season with the Indianapolis Colts and then the next four with the Los Angeles Rams.
Blythe started 48 regular-season games for the Rams and five more in the playoffs, including their loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Blythe spent the 2021 season as a backup with the Kansas City Chiefs before signing with Seattle.
Seahawks QB Geno Smith and C Austin Blythe. Photo courtsey of Field Gulls