— Larry Beil (@LarryBeilABC7) January 25, 2013
Yes, Bears fans, the news we hoped we would never hear was confirmed today - former Cal star Jahvid Best is likely never to play in the NFL again. Even after he suffered his last concussion midway through the 2011 season, many hoped that he could still become the game-breaking talent the Lions originally drafted him to be right out of college, and while he fought hard to try return this season, he was never cleared.
Best finished his Cal career with 2668 yards and 29 rushing touchdowns, and tacked on 945 and 6 more to each number while in the NFL, but he never really had a chance to become the player Jim Schwartz opted to watch instead of porn. The injuries had to do a lot with that, sadly.
Unfortunate as this announcement may be, it is likely for the best, considering his health and long-term future. We wish him the best in whatever his life holds after football and thank him for his time as a Cal Bear.
What were your favorite Jahvid memories? Mourn, cry, wish him luck and good health below in the comments.