“I’ve known that I’ve been retired for months, so have others around me. Now y’all know, as well,” Schwartz wrote. “My love of the game remains the same as I watch from afar. I enjoy staying involved in the game by watching my brother, and writing and talking about the sport. I love being at home almost every day with my growing family and finally being a normal husband and dad.
“It’s odd saying you’re retired at 30, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my life!“
Schwartz, 30, is a former seventh-round pick of the Panthers back in 2008. He spent four years in Carolina before signing on with the Vikings as an unrestricted free agent in 2012.
Schwartz put together an impressive 2013 season for the Chiefs, which led to him signing a four-year, $16.8 million deal with $6.2 million guaranteed with the Giants in 2014. Unfortunately, Schwartz dealt with a number of injuries during his time with the Giants and was released after just two seasons.
Schwartz caught on with the Lions last year but was unable to make the 53-man roster coming out of the preseason and wound up sitting out the entire year.
For his career, Schwartz appeared in 74 games and received 39 starts.