Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – Chris Myers, the best center in Texans history, is hanging up his cleats after ten seasons in the NFL. Myers announced his decision on SportsRadio 610 this morning.
“When you know, you know” said Myers, adding that he received several offers to play for other teams this offseason, but just didn’t have the desire to play anymore.
Myers started his career in Denver, where he was a 6th round pick out of Miami in 2005. He spent the first two years on the bench before becoming the Broncos starting center in 2007.
In 2008, Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith, who came to Houston from Denver two years earlier, acquired Myers from the Broncos in exchange for a sixth round pick in the 2008 draft.
Myers took over as the Texans center in 2008 and started every game for the next seven seasons.
His best years coincided with the Texans best seasons in 2011 and 2012. The team made the playoffs in each of those years and Myers’ excellence on the line was recognized as he was named to the Pro Bowl following each of those seasons.
Myers was released by the Texans after the 2014 season. He had contact with several teams, including Houston, about returning for another season, but says the time was right to call an end to his football career and move into the next stage of his life.
SportsRadio 610 is proud to add Myers to our broadcast lineup. He can be heard on SportsRadio 610 at various times during the week and after every game on the Texans postgame show.