After suffering a life-threatening injury last season and undergoing many surgeries, Zach Miller has decided to call it quits. Here is his statement:

To the City of Chicago, my beloved Bears fans and NFL fans everywhere:
The time has come to move on from playing the game of football. It has been an incredible journey for myself and my entire family and we can’t thank you enough for your continued support. I would love nothing more than to step onto Soldier Field one last time, but physically I cannot give the game and our fans what they deserve. It’s difficult to find the words to express my love and gratitude to every single person that has cheered my name, lifted me up and stood strong with me throughout my career. I am forever grateful.

To the McCaskey Family and the entire Bears organization, THANK YOU for changing my life! To my family, teammates and coaches, I value nothing more than the friendships and love I have gained from this game! I love you all! And to everyone else chasing a dream: never stop, never settle!