Two days after losing to the Tampa Bay Storm, Washington Valor quarterback Erik Meyer has decided to call it a career.
The Valor announce on Monday morning that the California native would be retiring immediately.
In his AFL career, Meyer threw for over 12,000 yards, 292 passing touchdowns, 45 rushing touchdowns, and 32 interceptions.
Meyer also won the AFL MVP award in 2013, won the Walter Peyton Man of the year award during his time in the NFL in 2005.
Meyers time in the NFL
Meyer’s professional career started in 2006 when he was in the NFL. Meyer spent his first season with the Cincinnati Bengals
The next season, he started with the Cologne Centurions in NFL Europe and then also in signed with the Seattle Seahawks later on in the year.
During the 2008 NFL season, Meyer would go on to play for a trio of NFL practice squads, before going to the Canadian Football League (CFL)
Erik Meyer in the CFL
After being in the NFL for three seasons and having nothing going his way, Meyer decided to go North of the border to Canada where he played in the CFL.
Just like the NFL, he was a backup in the CFL.
Erik Meyer in the AFL
After being in Canada for only one season, he decided to head back to the States and signed with the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League (AFL).
In his first year in the AFL, he won his first championship game. In 2011, he moved on to the Utah Blaze where he struggled and couldn’t find his groove.
That same year, he returned to the Spokane Shock, but he did not lead his team to the postseason. He remained with the team until the 2014 season.
In 2015, he moved to the San Jose Sabercats where he won his second Arena Bowl.
After being away from the AFL for a year, he signed with the expansion team the Washington Valor in 2017.
In Washington, he struggled once more and had a set back when he became injured and was placed on IR.
There was no indication on if the injury lead to his retirement.