Monday night, in an unexpected and shocking move, Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick announced his retirement by posting a letter on Twitter. The statement explained his reasons and thanked the fans and organization for all their support over the years.
Frederick’s decision mostly came down to him feeling he would never get back to his pre-Guillain-Barre great level of play. He just didn’t want to continue to play at a diminished level.
Many fans, after seeing Frederick get sick with the illness and miss the season in 2018, then come back and make the Pro Bowl in 2019, were looking forward to several more years of excellent performance from the perennial Pro Bowl center.