Super Bowl Winning Free Agent Doc ‘Pauses’ NFL Career For Med Ed Purposes

The fans have been buzzing over the destiny of OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. NFL fanatics know him as an athlete who is also a doctor by profession. In recent history, the Canadian athlete reveals his ultimate intention; He isn’t retiring but will halt his NFL run for the second time.

After finishing last season with the New York Jets, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif becomes an unrestricted free agent as of March. His tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs is well-known. He’s a 1-time Super Bowl champ who then served the people in need.


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The former Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets OL will begin residency training at a Montreal-area health center next month. Duvernay-Tardif is considering a new career despite having a medical doctorate. The free agent OT claims he isn’t considering retirement from football, but focusing on the medical requirements for becoming a physician. He has, however, left the door open for the possibility of playing this season.


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He mentions via AP News, “I’m going to prioritize medicine… and we’ll see in September if there’s a fit. After eight years in the NFL, and I don’t want to sound pretentious by saying this, but I think I’ve earned the right to do what’s best for me and not just for football and kind of bet on myself a little bit. ”


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Laurent Duvernay-Tardif graduated from McGill University with a doctorate in medicine and a master’s in surgery. The Chiefs selected him in the 6th round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has appeared in 68 games with 64 starts, with 60 of such games and 57 starts emerging with Kansas City.

Why did Dr. Laurent freeze his NFL career in the first place?

It’s not the first time Duvernay-Tardif has left pro football. Shortly after assisting Kansas City to win the Super Bowl, the Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, native became the first NFL player to elect out from the 2020 season to work at a Montreal long-term treatment facility to combat the COVID-19 global epidemic.


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Dr. Duvernay-Tardif became well known because of his decision. Sports Illustrated named him the 2020 Sports persons of the Year and co-recipient of the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s star athlete. ESPN also named him Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian of the Year. He also supported the COVID-19 response team of the NFL Players’ Association and is still a member of the union’s health-and-safety council.

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