Jared Allen Announces His Retirement in Most Jared Allen Way Possible (Video)

Jared Allen

Earlier today, former Chiefs, Vikings, Bears and Panthers defensive end Jared Allen took to Twitter to announce his retirement.  And he did it in the most Jared Allen way possible—decked out in cowboy gear while sitting atop a horse in a snowy field.

Check it out:

Allen is set to turn 34-years-old in April.  He was drafted by the Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2004 draft and would go on to spend a total of 12 seasons in the NFL, missing just five games during that time.

He finishes his career with 136 sacks, 57 passes defensed, 31 forced fumbles, six interceptions, and one defensive touchdown.  He also made the Pro Bowl a total of five times, and his 22 sacks with the Vikings in 2011 is tied for the second-highest single-season total in NFL history—just half a sack behind Michael Strahan‘s record 22.5 sacks.

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