Daniel Kilgore, a member of the 2020 Kansas City Chiefs team that made it to the Super Bowl, has announced he will be retiring.
A former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman has made the decision to call it a career. In a statement posted to Twitter Monday morning, Daniel Kilgore, an 10-year NFL veteran, announced his retirement.
“After an unforgettable decade, I am announcing my retirement from the NFL,” Kilgore’s statement read in part.
Kilgore played for a few different teams throughout his decade-long NFL career. He got things started up out in San Francisco with the 49ers in 2011. Kilgore spent the bulk of his career, seven seasons, with San Francisco, playing from 2011 through the 2017 season with the 49ers.
In total, he played in 74 regular season games for San Francisco.
After his time out west, Kilgore made the move to join the Miami Dolphins, spending a couple of seasons (2018 and 2019) down in south Florida. Kilgore played in a total of 17 regular season games with the Dolphins, four in 2018 and then 13 in 2019.
After that is when he joined the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kansas City Chiefs: Former offensive lineman Daniel Kilgore is retiring
Kilgore wasn’t with Kansas City for very long, just the 2020 season, but he was part of the effort to help the Chiefs make it back to the Super Bowl. Kilgore played in seven different regular season games for Kansas City.
He made starts against the Buffalo Bills in a 26-17 win, the Denver Broncos in a 43-16 win, and then the New York Jets in a 35-9 win. Kilgore also started against the Los Angeles Chargers in the final game of the regular season in what was a disaster of a 38-21 loss for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kilgore then helped Kansas City in the playoffs en route to the Super Bowl, making appearances against the Bills and then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl.
While he wasn’t the most notable member of Kansas City’s 2020 season, the Chiefs still relied upon him from time to time. His presence helped add depth to an offensive line that, though not the best throughout the season, was pretty solid.
Congrats and enjoy retirement, Kilgore. You earned it.