In 2010, a guy by the name of Demetry James uploaded a video he made while he and some buddies were playing Madden. It went on to become the most famous highlight clip that video game series has ever seen.
The clip featured a heroic effort by Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings, who went 99 yards for a TD with a broken leg.
Well, it’s a sad day in Madden fandom today, because Greg Jennings has announced his retirement from the game. Not the Madden game, the actual game, in the NFL, in real life.
He’ll be remembered by Packers fans as a solid, dependable receiver, who in his 7 years at Green Bay (he’s retiring a Dolphin, having moved to Miami for the 2015 season from Minnesota) hit 1000 receiving yards three times, including the team’s 2010 Super Bowl run.
He’ll be remembered by us, though, as the guy who put the team on his back.
As for Darren Sharper, the other notable player featured in the clip, well, things haven’t worked out quite so fondly.