This off-season has seen many big name offensive players retire from the NFL, with two big-name quarterbacks and several receivers leaving. Oddly enough the only running back to retire has been Zac Brooks, who never played a regular season game.


Tony Romo (2004-16) played all 14 seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. During his time in the league, Romo was a great, but polarizing quarterback for some due to his lack of playoff success. Romo made seven Pro Bowls during his career, but injuries cut short his final two seasons in the league.

He finishes his career as the Cowboys leader in passing yards and touchdowns. He is also 29th all time in yards, 21st in touchdowns and has the 4th best passer rating in NFL history. Romo had a total of 34,183 passing yards, 248 touchdowns, a completion percentage of 65.3% and a 97.1 quarterback rating.

Michael Vick (2001-06, 2009-15) played 13 seasons in the NFL but was not in the league last season. During his first six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, Vick was a dynamic player and was a three-time Pro Bowler. In 2007 he got arrested for running a dogfighting ring and served 18 months in jail.

The Philadelphia Eagles took a chance on Vick in 2009, as most teams would not touch him due to public backlash.

In 2010 he had arguably his best season ever, making the Pro Bowl and winning Comeback Player of the Year. Vick is the only quarterback in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season and is the career leader in rushing yards with 6,109. He finished his career with 22,464 passing yards and 169 total touchdowns.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

Josh Cribbs (2005-14) played ten seasons in the NFL, mostly with the Cleveland Browns. During his time in Cleveland Cribbs was one of the best kick and punt returners in the league, despite never being much of a receiver. He is tied with Leon Washington for the most kick return touchdowns in NFL history with 8.

During his career, he made 3 Pro Bowls and 1 All-Pro team. He finally retired this off-season after not playing the past two seasons. Cribbs finished his career with 11,113 kick return yards, 2,375 punt return yards, and 11 total return touchdowns.

Percy Harvin (2009-16) played nine seasons in the NFL for four different teams. He made the Pro Bowl his rookie year and was a dynamic player, but was beset by injuries his whole career. He did win a Super Bowl ring in 2013 with Seattle, despite their move to trade for him having been a disaster. Harvin finished his career with 353 receptions, 4,026 yards, and 32 total touchdowns.

Roddy White (2005-15) played all 11 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons.

He made 4 Pro Bowls and 1 All-Pro Team during his time in the league. At his height, he had six straight 1,000 yard receiving seasons and formed a dynamic duo with Julio Jones. He finished his career as the team's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. White had a total of 808 receptions, 10,863 yards, and 63 touchdowns. He did not play in the NFL last season.

Andre Johnson (2003-16) played 14 seasons in the NFL, with his first 12 being with the Houston Texans. Regarded as one of the best receivers in the league, Johnson made 7 Pro Bowls and 2 All-Pro teams. Like Roddy White, he holds his team's all-time records for receptions, yards, and touchdowns. He finished his career with the 11th most receptions and receiving yards in NFL history.

Johnson had a total of 1,062 receptions, 14,185 yards, and 70 touchdowns.

Jordan Cameron (2011-16) played six seasons in the league. He had a breakout season in 2013 with the Cleveland Browns and made his only Pro Bowl. Unfortunately, he suffered a concussion during the end of that season. It would be the first of four he would sustain over his last four seasons, with the last one putting him on injured reserve. Cameron finished his career with 173 receptions, 2,046 yards, and 14 touchdowns.