It doesn’t take long for players in the NFL to learn their careers may not play out the way they expected. For Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Wyatt Hubert, reality hit early in the 2022 Bengals preseason camp.
Hubert, a 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive end was the Bengals seventh-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft out of Kansas State, where he enjoyed a solid career with 20 career sacks to go with 94 tackles, including 33 tackles for loss.
After missing his rookie season with a torn pectoral muscle in the offseason, many thought Hubert would be ready to earn a role on special teams and along the Bengals defensive front rotation. However, that all changed as he posted on Twitter that injuries had finally taken their toll.
“The root cause of this decision is my physical health. Unfortunately I have dealt with many injuries that have taken a permanent toll on my game, body and performance on the field. This decision has been difficult and humbling as I have been blessed to have made it to the NFL and be drafted by a great organization in the Cincinnati Bengals.”Wyatt Hubert Twitter