Thursday brought a bit of surprise news as offensive lineman Trey Adams announced his retirement via his Instagram account. The news comes after just one year at the professional level as the 24-year-old Adams spent the 2020 season with the Buffalo Bills.
Once touted as a possible first-round pick, ACL and back injuries derailed his college career. Post-injury, Adams’s stock fell and he was signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent. Waived on September 5 by Buffalo, he was then added to the practice squad the following day. Adams was in the group of players signed to a reserves/futures deal back in January.
Adams’s Instagram statement began with “Thank you football for everything. I have put much thought into this decision and it is time for me to retire from the game that has given me so much.” Adams goes on to thank specific persons and organizations, adding a “thank you to the Buffalo Bills who believed in me.”
Adams did not disclose what prompted his decision to retire after a single season in the NFL. Despite the short duration of his career, Adams was still a Buffalo Bill.