Dylan Cozens
Dylan Cozens will retire from the sport of baseball in order to pursue a career in the NFL. Will any NFL teams actually consider signing him? (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Dylan Cozens Set To Pursue NFL Career, Retires From MLB

Dylan Cozens wants to transition from the diamond to the gridiron. After years of playing mostly minor league baseball, Cozens acknowledged he’s had enough. The former Phillies, Rays, and current Brewers farmhand has retired from baseball in order to pursue a career in the NFL.

Dylan Cozens took to Twitter to announce the news:

Cozens, 27, is still theoretically in the midst of his prime. Cozens does have a football background as a two-sport high school star in HS. His father, Randy, was drafted by the Denver Broncos back in 1976. Cozens played defensive end in high school but is listed at 6-foot-6, 245. Sounds like a perfect tight end project to me?

Cozens did have a scholarship offer in hand to play for the University of Arizona. He opted to sign with the Phillies instead after being selected in the second round back in 2012. An offer that probably was too good to pass on given the signing bonus money.

After 45 total plate appearances at the big league level, now is probably the time to make the switch if it’s ever going to happen. Cozens isn’t exactly lighting the world on fire in the minors with the Brewers. He’s posting a batting line of .177/.343/.329 with two homers in 100 plate appearances. The odds of him making a prominent big league career at this point are slim to none.

It remains to be seen if an NFL team will come calling. I guess if Tim Tebow can find his way back in the NFL, anything is possible.

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