After 18 seasons in the NFL, Kansas City Chiefs center Casey Wiegmann is contemplating retirement. The Chiefs game Sunday will be his 175th consecutive start, a streak that goes all the way back to 2001:
"That’s a lot of snaps, and consecutive snaps. That’s pretty good," Kansas City interim coach Romeo Crennel told the Associated Press. "You get banged every down, and to be able to take that many snaps and still be out there playing, that’s an accomplishment. I don’t know who else can say that, but that’s an accomplishment."
Wiegmann, a 6'2 285 offensive lineman, has been a stalwart on the Kansas City offensive line for most of the last decade.
He came to the Chiefs in 2001 after playing for three teams in seven seasons since being undrafted out of Iowa in 1996.
Beside leaving for a two-year stint in Denver in 2008 and 2009, where he made his only Pro Bowl, Wiegmann has been a constant for a Kansas City franchise that has undergone a lot of turmoil in the last decade.
And while he has not yet made his mind up about retirement, he told the AP that he is planning on starting a farming company back in his native Iowa when his career is over.