MONTREALHe is again putting his NFL career in jeopardy.
The Canadian Press was informed Wednesday by the 31-year old offensive lineman that he would be starting a residency program in a Montreal-area hospital.
After finishing the last season with the NFL, Duvernay Tardif is now an unrestricted NFL Free Agent.. He indicated that he will not retire from football, but that he would take care of any medical requirements necessary to become a physician. In September, the guard will reevaluate his interest in both football and that of NFL clubs.
Duvernay Tardif stated that he would prioritize medicine and they'd see if there was a match in September. “After eighteen years in the NFL, I don’t want to sound pretentious by saying that, but I feel I’ve earned the right do what's best and not just for football.
“I feel very comfortable with the risk, and I'm confident that there will be an offer in September if I wish it. I'll accept it if it's offered to me. If I feel that my medicine is working well, and I feel like I have to be out in front of 80,000 people to play this sport, then I will go. However, I believe I want it to be more tailored to me.
Soon after the help was received,Duvernay Tardif won the Super Bowl in February 2020. He became the first NFL player not to play the following season. This allowed the team to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at a Montreal long-term facility.
Duvernay Tardif, 6'5″ and 321 lbs, returned to Kansas City last season hoping to compete for his starting position. However, he was forced to withdraw from the team after sustaining a broken hand during training camp. In November, Duvernay-Tardif waived his no trading clause and allowed Kansas City to trade him to Jets. He played seven of his eight games as right guard for the Jets.
Duvernay Tardif earned his doctorate and master's degrees in medicine from McGill University in 2018.