CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 22: Anthony Adams #95 of the Chicago Bears picks up a ball that was fumbled by DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field on November 22, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Anthony Adams spent nine seasons in the NFL as a defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers. While he was certainly a reliable player during his career, the big fella was more of a space-filler than a playmaker. For that reason, many of you may have probably only heard of him because of his entertaining YouTube channel. Others may have never heard of Adams at all.
You have now. Over the weekend, Adams officially announced his retirement from football. He did so using a YouTube video where he basically ragged on himself for how insignificant it is that he is retiring. The climax of the video comes when Adams realizes his agent has scheduled his announcement to be made at a White Castle restaurant, and no one shows up.
If you have four or five minutes, it’s definitely worth watching. In an era where many athletes feel that they are God’s gift to the earth and better than everyone else, it’s refreshing to see a player with the type of self-awareness that Adams has. He’s one of those players that will probably have no issue starting a life after football.
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