Franklin was a talented back.
After suffering a neck injury and concussion in 2013, the sky in Green Bay Packers running back Johnathan Franklin’s career went cloudy.
Before entering his second season in the NFL, Franklin tweeted that his NFL career is over.
— Johnathan Franklin (@JFrank2308) June 19, 2014
During his rookie campaign, Franklin played in 11 regular season games and totaled 19 rushes, 107 rushing yards, and a touchdown, respectively.
Franklin was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 draft out of UCLA. The collegiate standout had renowned athleticism and recognized intangibles.
Courtesy the Green Bay Press Gazzette, head coach Mike McCarthy said:
All the information has come in (on his neck injury). He will not be back with us. I can’t say enough about him as a person. I don’t know. He’s as classy as anyone who’s walked through these doors.
Franklin will certainly find a new career. He had great talent, but lifetime health is very important.