OT Bryan Bulaga to retire from NFL as a Packer

Offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, a first-round pick in the 2010 draft and Super Bowl champion, announced his decision to retire from the NFL as a member of the Green Bay Packers on Thursday.

Bulaga will be in Green Bay for media availability on Friday.

The Packers made Bulaga the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 draft. He went on to make 124 total starts for the Packers, including a start at right tackle during Green Bay’s win in Super Bowl XLV.

While with the Packers, Bulaga played almost 7,000 regular-season snaps on offense and was the starting right tackle for many of the dominant Packers offenses of the decade.

Bulaga never made a Pro Bowl or All-Pro team, but he was a member of the 2010 All-Rookie team.

According to Pro Football Focus, Bulaga allowed only 41 sacks over 4,000 pass-blocking snaps while in Green Bay. For much of the 2010s, Bulaga and left tackle David Bakhtiari formed the league’s best pass-blocking offensive tackle duo.

After his contract expired in Green Bay following the 2019 season, Bulaga signed with the Los Angeles Chargers and made 11 starts for the team between 2020 and 2021. He suffered a season-ending injury after just one game in 2021 and has been out of football the last two seasons.

Story originally appeared on Packers Wire