Michael Strahan is retiring after 15 years with the New York Giants, ESPN reports. The defensive end, 36, set the NFL's single-season sacks record with 22.5 sacks during the 2001 season, participated in seven Pro Bowls, and got his first Super Bowl ring earlier this year. Strahan walks away from the $4 million final year of his contract.
“It's a very, very sad day for me personally," one teammate said. "I loved him like a brother. You put in 15 strong years in the NFL, man that is something in this day and age is impossible to do. … He retired at the top of his game. A lot of us don't get the chance to do that.”