Ryan Kalil Abruptly Comes Out of Retirement, Joins Jets

Recently retired Ryan Kalil makes a quick return to NFL after signing a one-year deal with the New York Jets.

Long-time Carolina Panther center Ryan Kalil is opting out of retirement and will join the New York Jets.

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport announced the signing on Thursday, and it's a one-year, $8.4 million deal. Kalil spent his 12-year NFL career with the Panthers and seemed to be at peace with his decision. But, the payday was enticing enough to bring Kalil back on to the field.

The Jets are bringing in a leader who has made five Pro Bowls and has been named First-Team All-Pro twice. They have a dire need for the center position -- especially to help guide Sam Darnold. Kalil hasn't eclipsed $6 million in a season yet -- so the payday will also be a huge bonus for him.

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nickj7
nickj7

Sounds like he just got tired of Cam and wanted out

Kodiak65
Kodiak65

This is certainly shocking but for the money the Jets want to pay him you can hardly blame him. I will also guarantee him at least one MORE dollar when he signs the contract in a years or so to retire as a Panther. Keep Pounding!!

CarolinaBob
CarolinaBob

I don't know how to feel.