- Indianapolis Colts safety Khari Willis has decided to retire from the NFL after just three seasons.
- Willis is a former fourth-round pick out of Michigan State who started for the Colts.
- Willis is headed for a full-time role in ministry work.
Early retirement in the NFL continues to take place at a rapid rate. However, the latest one is for a different reason than the others. Indianapolis Colts safety Khari Willis has decided to hang up his cleats after just three seasons in the NFL.
Willis wrote a lengthy post on Instagram and is excited about what his future brings.
Colts Safety Khari Willis Leaves The NFL To Pursue The Gospel Work And Be A Full-Time Ministry Worker
This is something we don’t see every day.
Willis wrote a long post on Instagram and revealed his reasoning behind his early retirement — he wants to do the work of Jesus Christ.
#Colts safety Khari Willis is retiring after three seasons. He explains why 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/F8aac44Ecp
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 15, 2022
Willis started 33 games for the Colts but clearly has other plans for his life — and much respect for him. The decision hurts for Colts fans, but one can’t help but wish Willis the best of luck in his new endeavor.
Good for anyone who follows their passion. Good for the Colts on being proactive too.
— Rickey3 (@Justinsmic) June 15, 2022
I’m not religious at all, but honestly that’s amazing for him. When inspiration knocks you’ve gotta answer the door.
— Steven Hammersmith (@Finn_Dingo) June 15, 2022
Khari is such a great dude! Best of luck on a noble and important career change. https://t.co/VtRzeLJDM1
— Uncle Brento (@FanOfNuance) June 15, 2022
This leaves a hole in the Colts’ secondary, but head coach Frank Reich should be quick to try to find a capable replacement for Willis.
All in all, let’s wish Willis the best of luck going forward.