Amani Toomer: Kansas City didn't feel like pro football
Posted by Michael David Smith on November 27, 2009 5:11 PM ET
After spending 13 seasons with the New York Giants, Amani Toomer wasn't ready to retire this off-season. So in August he signed a one-year, minimum-salary contract with the Chiefs.
After less than a month in Kansas City, Toomer got cut. And now Toomer says he thinks he's done playing football, and he doesn't look back with fond memories of those last four weeks of his career with the Chiefs.
"I feel like it was a mistake going to Kansas City," Toomer said, per Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com. "I played 13 years in a great organization like the Giants. I was in a preseason game with Kansas City and it felt like it wasn't pro football to me. It kind of made it easy for me [to walk away]."
At the time he signed with the Chiefs, Toomer said, "If you look at the situation here, with a new coach, a great quarterback, it's just a good situation for me to be in, and I'm happy to be here."
It didn't take long for Toomer to realize that he wouldn't want to end his career on a bad team.