DJ Moore, Greg Olsen, Thomas Davis, NFL Players React to Luke Kuechly Retirement

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 15, 2020

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 29: Luke Kuechly #59 of the Carolina Panthers during the second half during their game against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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The football world was shocked by the sudden retirement of Carolina Panthers star Luke Kuechly, who announced his decision in a video Tuesday.

Christian McCaffrey and many of his current and former teammates had great things to say about the linebacker.

Other top players around the league recognized Kuechly's contributions during his career.

The 28-year-old finishes with seven Pro Bowl selections in eight seasons, earning first-team Pro Bowl honors five different times and second-team All-Pro twice.

He was also the 2012 Defensive Rookie of the Year and the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year.

Despite his success on the field, he ended his career earlier than many could have anticipated.

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