The speculation was that Thurmond was not going to retire after this year after his stats took quite the jump last season. Just last year, Thurmond recorded 3 of his 4 total interceptions, along with 2 sacks and 2 forced fumbles.
Thurmond spent most of his career as a corner back, but slid over to safety in 2015. It’s a shock that at the age of 28, Thurmond is deciding to walk away from the game.
Reports insist that Thurmond was offered multiple deals by more than one franchise, but still rejected all offers given.