Former Denver Broncos offensive lineman Ryan Clady has announced his retirement from the NFL. In his announcement via Twitter he said, “I’m excited about what life holds for me going forward.”
Clady was a Bronco for 8 seasons, but missed the 2015 Super Bowl 50 winning season with an ACL injury that occurred in OTAs. During his first 5 seasons (’08-’12) he didn’t miss a start which is an enormous feat for an offensive lineman. During that timeframe he made 3 Pro Bowls, and added a 4th trip to the Pro Bowl in 2014.
I'm excited about what life holds for me going forward. pic.twitter.com/7D1cglA8eG
— Ryan Clady (@RyanClady) August 1, 2017
During his time in Denver, he made 3 NFL All-Pro teams, receiving first team in honors in ’09 and ’12 and second team honors as a rookie in ’08. Including the playoffs he started each of the 102 games he played for the Broncos. However injuries limited the big man, forcing him to miss the majority of 2013, and all of 2015. In April of 2016 he was traded to the New York Jets where he played his final season starting 8 games before injuring his rotator cuff, ending the season on IR, and not having his 2017 option picked up.
Clady was drafted with pick #12 of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Boise State where he was a First Team All-American in 2007.
We at DBZ wish him nothing but the best in his post-NFL life and ventures.
A great player for the Broncos for many years–as dominant as there was as an LT in pass pro. Congrats on an outstanding career, Ryan!!! https://t.co/IVY0kyxhZr
— John Elway (@johnelway) August 1, 2017