NFL wide receiver John Ross, aged 27, has announced his unexpected retirement, leaving the Kansas City Chiefs without a valuable player.

Placed on the reserve/retired list on July 26, Ross's short-lived career in the NFL has come to an end.

Ross was excused from a morning practice session, and the team later confirmed his retirement decision.

Ross had a promising start to his career as the No. 9 overall draft pick in 2017, known for his incredible speed and setting a 40-yard dash record at the NFL Scouting Combine.

However, he faced ups and downs during his time in the league.

Starting strong with the Cincinnati Bengals, he later joined the New York Giants but struggled to maintain consistent playing time.

Unfortunately, during the 2022-23 season, Ross was unable to secure a spot on any team's roster, culminating in his retirement.

The Chiefs signed him in hopes of bolstering their wide receiver depth chart and special teams, but his sudden departure has forced the team to reevaluate their roster strategy going forward.