NFL player Khari Willis is retiring from the league at just 26 years old. The safety, who has played just three seasons in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts since being drafted in 2019, took to Twitter to announce he is stepping away.
As expected, once Willis announced his decision to walk away from the game to pursue his next path, NFL fans were quick to react to the 26-year-old's move.
One fan, who is an atheist, commented and said that you can't hate on someone for doing something that is important to them.
"y’all i’m an atheist too but you can’t hate on someone for doing something important to them, no matter what it is."
A fan named Tanner was all praise for Willis choosing to do what is important to him.
One Twitter user posted and gave respect to Willis for defending Jesus Christ.
A user named Mitchy commented and stated that the safety will do more for his community and church by earning an NFL salary and using that money for charity work.
A fan named Joshua posted and said good on him for making the choice on his own.
A fan named Brandon had nothing but glowing words for Willis after he announced his decision.
A user named Jeremy said that he respected the safety's decision to walk away from the NFL.
A fan named Wayne also had glowing words for Willis and called him a great man.
One fan stated that it caught him off guard, but he respects the decision made by the 26-year-old.
One user posted and stated that they admire Willis for what he is doing and that more people should be self sacrificial.
Colts could be darkhorse for Super Bowl
With the arrival of Matt Ryan from Atlanta, many have the Colts as one of the surprise contenders for the Super Bowl. A running back of supreme quality in Jonathan Taylor, a good offensive line and some weapons on the outside, the Colts will be able to put up serious points this season.
The question mark last year was Carson Wentz's ability to make big plays at the right time, more often than not, that was a poor play or interception. With Ryan, Indianapolis has an extremely talented quarterback who can not only push the ball down the field if needed, but is equally adept at handing it off to Taylor.
Armed with a stout defense, albeit minus Willis now, the Colts have everything they need to make a deep playoff run next season. Darious Leonard will lead the way, along with Stephon Gilmore, Yannick Ngakoue and Kenny Moore II.
Don't sleep on the Colts next season as they could very well be one team that surprises everyone in 2022.