Former Alabama Quarterback Announces Retirement
Former Alabama QB, Blake Sims, has officially announced his retirement from football.
Sims appeared on a Twitter Space with Paul Finebaum where he revealed his retirement after Finebaum said he was too young to retire. "I retired. I retired about two weeks ago. I was playing in the IFL. We fell one game short of the championship."
Sims was not drafted in the NFL draft in 2015. He was offered opportunities to try out with the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Commanders, however, he was not offered a contract. In the 2022 season, Blake Sims played for the Indoor Football League's Frisco Fighters.
During his time in the IFL, Sims threw for 1,140 yards with 18 touchdowns and three interceptions. He ran for 281 yards with 10 touchdowns.
Prior to his career in the IFL, Sims was Alabama's starting quarterback in 2014. In just one season, he set records in passing yards and total offense. Totaling at 28 touchdowns, he passed for 3,487 yards and 10 interceptions. He ran for 350 yards with 7 touchdowns.
In the 2014 season, Alabama won the SEC championship. They ended the season with a 42-35 loss against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl. Only time will tell what Sims' departure will mean for the league.
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