Nine-time Pro Bowl selection DeMarcus Ware is bowing out of the game. One of the fiercest linebackers to put on cleats in recent memory, Ware spent his productive years as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
While he obviously did not win a championship with Dallas, Ware struck gold as a member of the Denver Broncos where he helped mentor Von Miller.
Over the past two seasons, Ware has spent a significant amount of time watching the action from afar thanks to injuries.
After 12 seasons, the Troy University alumni took to Twitter to announce his decision.
It's time …. pic.twitter.com/qlXpcNn12b
— D-Ware (@DeMarcusWare) March 13, 2017
With this decision, commentary will begin on whether or not Ware has the credentials to end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio when he becomes eligible.
The 35-year-old is eighth all-time in sacks with 138.5. Miami Dolphins great Jason Taylor just got his yellow jacket and Ware only needed one sack to tie his total.
With four sacks,Ware would have surpassed New York Giants icon Michael Strahan to ease into sixth place all-time.
It stands to reason that Ware’s leadership on and off the field; stellar reputation and his stats will earn him a trip to Canton within his first three shots at the brass ring.
Unlike, Terrell Owens (who deserves inclusion), Ware never rubbed anyone the wrong way during his time in the league
An inspirational speaker, Ware’s speech will be one to behold. The question that remains is ‘will he go in as a Cowboy or as a Bronco?’