6-Year Veteran Wide Receiver Announces Retirement

John Ross burst into the NFL scene with a blazing 40-yard dash time of 4.22 seconds, setting a record at the NFL Combine in 2017.

Recognizing his potential, the Cincinnati Bengals drafted him as the ninth overall pick that season.

However, injuries and coaching decisions plagued his professional journey, limiting his playing time during his rookie year with the Bengals to just three games.

Despite the setbacks, Ross persevered, accumulating 62 receptions for 957 yards and scoring 11 touchdowns in 37 appearances over five years on NFL active rosters with the Bengals and the New York Giants.

His most productive season came in 2019 when he managed to catch 28 passes for 506 yards and three touchdowns.

Unfortunately, injuries continued to be a recurring issue throughout his career, preventing him from fully realizing his promising start.

After signing a future contract with the Kansas City Chiefs in January, Ross has decided to call it quits and announced his retirement from football.

His journey in the NFL was bittersweet, as injuries and coaching decisions often overshadowed his talents, ultimately leading to an early end to his professional football career. Photo Credit: Sam Greene, The Northwestern via Imagn Content Services, LLC