Cole Beasley Buccaneers versus Packers

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.”

Many have taken to social media to wish Beasley a happy retirement given the justified desire to be around more often with his family.

Many seem to believe that this was the correct decision for Beasley considering the strain life in the NFL has put on the marriage of Buccaneers teammate Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen.

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.

[Tom Pelissero]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.