Seattle Seahawks starting center Austin Blythe announced his retirement Tuesday after seven seasons in the league.
“The last 7 years have been nothing short of amazing,” Blythe wrote in an Instagram post. “For a short, unathletic, undersized kid from Iowa, I’ve played a lot of football, met countless coaches and teammates that I can call friends, and made enough memories for myself and my family to last a lifetime. I am so grateful, and extremely blessed, to have played the game for any amount of time, let alone 7 years.”
Blythe, 30, started all 17 games for Seattle in 2022. He started 66 of 92 career games with four different teams, including the Los Angeles Rams from 2017-20.
Blythe was a seventh-round selection of the Indianapolis Colts in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Blythe signed a one-year deal worth $4 million with Seattle in March 2022 and was set to become a free agent.
–Field Level Media