JC Tretter announces retirement after nine NFL seasons; will remain NFLPA president

JC Tretter announced on Thursday that he is hanging up the cleats after nine NFL seasons’

Tretter was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Cornell.

Tretter played with the Packers for four years before earning a three-year $16.75 million with the Cleveland Browns in 2017 as their starting center to replace All-Pro Alex Mack who left in free agency for the Atlanta Falcons.

Tretter was regarded as a solid center in NFL lore. Up to this point, He played 5,298 regular season snaps and earned a highest grade for a center in pass protection according to Pro Football Focus (PFF) (90.6).

Tretter studied Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell. Why did I bring that up?

On March 10, 2020 Tretter was elected NFLPA president succeeding Eric Winston. So it was Tretter who helped with negotiations for the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that runs from 2020-2030.

Tretter also played a major role in response to the NFL deciding to play during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was elected co-chair of the NFLPA COVID committee ahead of the 2020 NFL season. Tretter couldn’t have handled that situation better as he served as a voice for the players and the ending result being no NFL games were cancelled that season.

Tretter was recently re-elected for a second-term as NFLPA president in March 2022.

With his NFL career now in the books, JC Tretter will continue to do great things for the NFL and the players.

PS: His real name is Joseph Carl Tretter. More people need to be called Carl I love a good Carl. Here are my top-five Carl’s

1 Carl Winslow

2. Carl Wheezer

3 Carl Yastrzemski

4. Carl Lewis

5. Carl Crawford

Bonus Carl: Carl Edwards watching that man backflip off his car after winning a race was legendary.


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