The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to bring in veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley just two weeks ago, but it appears that Beasley took a closer look at his future in the NFL and he made a shocking announcement on Wednesday.
Beasley has decided to retire from the NFL, according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero via his agents Joel and Justin Turner.
According to his agents, the 11-year NFL veteran has made the decision in large part because he wants to be a full-time father without the responsibilities that life in the NFL brings.
“He is ready to be with his family after playing 11 seasons and it’s time to be a full time dad and husband.”
#Bucs WR Cole Beasley has decided to retire effective immediately, his agents Joel and Justin Turner tell me and @MikeGarafolo. “He is ready to be with his family after playing in 11 seasons and it’s time to be a full time dad and husband.” pic.twitter.com/jyk3qojEQd
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 5, 2022
Many have taken to social media to wish Beasley a happy retirement given the justified desire to be around more often with his family.
Thank you to Cole Beasley for his time in Buffalo. Congratulations on a great career. I can not thank you enough for the impact you had on my favorite QB, team and city. God Bless you and your family. https://t.co/TKtUZojEqh
— Jefe (@JSpenceTheKing) October 5, 2022
Cole was a very good player who had some incredible moments for the Dallas Cowboys.
All the best to him and his family in retirement. https://t.co/Y48fAWoiRe
— Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys) October 5, 2022
The Cole Beasley era of Bucs football has ended. https://t.co/tvgo7vYD15
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) October 5, 2022
My top 5 favorite moments of Cole Beasley with the Dallas Cowboys:
1. Game-winner in New York (2018)
2. 2 TDs in Chicago (2014)
3. Fixing his facemask mid-score against the Colts (2014)
4. Sauce celebration in Cleveland (2016)
5. His 100-yard game against the Jaguars (2018) https://t.co/lrPh1UTQLC
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) October 5, 2022
Gisele: Exhibit A https://t.co/3YzjB28nUt
— Cory Provost (@coryprovost) October 5, 2022
Dude saw what was happening to Brady and decided to get vaccinated against divorce https://t.co/GYQp9KTuVt
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) October 5, 2022
This man saw what happened to Brady and played it safe😅😂 https://t.co/1iLHZNXNRi
— Covers (@Covers) October 5, 2022
Gisele got the wives unionizing I'm crying https://t.co/YoQxuC7cid
— DDOT. (@DDotOmen) October 5, 2022
While Beasley was never an elite-level receiver throughout his NFL career, he was always a reliable option for his quarterbacks with both the Dallas Cowboys early in his career, and then with the Buffalo Bills recently.
His decision to retire may also stem from the lack of opportunity that was likely coming his way with the Buccaneers.
Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Julio Jones, and Russell Gage were all above him on the depth chart at wide receiver.
You can’t blame someone who wants to spend more time with their family, and given Brady’s heavily discussed situation it makes all the sense in the world for Cole Beasley to call it quits.