Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Ali Marpet has retired from the game of football. He walks away after just seven seasons in the NFL as a Pro Bowler.
Bucs’ standout guard Ali Marpet’s retirement announcement today on IG: pic.twitter.com/h7DcXDpPhF
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 27, 2022
“After seven formidable years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I’ve come to the decision to retire from the game that has given me so much. This organization and the people surrounding it have helped not only fulfill a dream, but also helped build me into the person I am today. I’ve made Tampa Bay my home and I look forward to serving this community in the coming years. To the coaches and teammates, family and friends, an Instagram post simply can’t express the profound impact you’ve had on me. I’m eternally grateful. Thank you Tampa Bay.”
Once considered a strength, the Buccaneers offensive line now has three holes in it with Marpet retiring and Alex Cappa and Ryan Jensen free agents.
From Ali Marpet's dad Bill Marpet: "I think he accomplished his goals, values his health, is looking for more challenges. Ali has a very strong inner voice, and he is courageous enough to follow it. I'm in awe."
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) February 27, 2022
Marpet’s retirement gives the Bucs a major hole to fill at guard. They won’t have to pay his $10 million salary for 2022, but take on at least some of $7 million in dead cap from previous restructures to his contract. Could be processed as a post-June 1 move.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) February 27, 2022
Statement from GM Jason Licht pic.twitter.com/wLT1jQo7hB
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) February 27, 2022
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