Alex Mack is retiring from the NFL after a 13-year career that saw him establish himself as one of the best centers in the league over the last decade, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. During his career, Mack was selected to seven Pro Bowls and was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-2010s Team. It is yet unknown who will take Mack’s seat. The San Francisco 49ers have yet to comment on the situation, but finding a successor with the same level of skill and experience would be difficult.
Mack, 36, earned a Pro Bowl berth in his final season with the San Francisco 49ers in 2021. His season in the Bay Area came after seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns to begin his career and five seasons with the Atlanta Falcons after that.
Mack started and played in a total of 196 games. Before joining the Falcons, he spent seven seasons with the Browns and was named to three Pro Bowls. Mack spent five years in Atlanta, where he made three Pro Bowl appearances in his first three seasons. Mack signed a three-year deal with the 49ers before the 2021 season, but despite playing at his normal dominant level, he only lasted one season in San Francisco and has opted to call it a career.