After a surprise retirement announcement from the NFL before the 2020 season, it appears that the American football guard Kyle Long is gearing up for a return to the NFL.
Kyle’s comeback is one of the biggest surprises of the offseason after his brother Chris Long and Macon Gunter of the "Green Light Podcast" reported the news of his return.
Kyle played for seven seasons with the Chicago Bears and announced his retirement following the 2019 season.
Does Kyle Have A Wife Or Girlfriend?
Kyle’s love life has always been overshadowed by his career. The NFL player opts to keep his personal life as private as possible.
As of March 2021, Kyle Long is not married and doesn’t have a wife. Similarly, there is no information about his possible girlfriend. Since Kyle prefers to keep the details of his love life inside a closed box, his relationship status is unknown.
However, looking at Kyle’s dating history, he was in a relationship with beautiful model Shannon Ford in the past. Shannon is a 27-year-old model who participated in the 2012 Miss South Carolina where she was able to reach the top 16.
Kyle Long previously dated model and host, Shannon Ford, in 2017. (Photo: Shannon’s Instagram)
Kyle and his ex-girlfriend Shannon made their relationship official by sharing their picture on Instagram in July 2017. But not long after the duo made their relationship “Instagram Official,” Shannon was found to be dating singer John Gurney in December of that year.
Since the separation with Shannon, Kyle, age 32, has kept his love life private. Likewise, he hasn’t given any hint about his possible girlfriend to the public. Unlike him, Shannon is relishing a strong relationship with her boyfriend John and doesn’t hesitate to exhibit their relationship on Instagram.
Contract And Net Worth
Born to an athletic family, Kyle Long continued the same passion for American football and made a career as an American football guard.
While attending St. Anne's-Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, Kyle played both football and baseball.
Kyle was one of the best guards in the NFL during a 2013 first-round pick. Making the Pro Bowl at guard and tackle from 2013 to 2015, Kyle had multiple injuries which affected him from recapturing the dominance early in his career.
From the year 2016 to 2019, Kyle played 29 games, failing to play half a season in those years. For four seasons, he suffered multiple injuries which included strained triceps, foot, ankle, torn labrum, and recurring shoulder pain.
Kyle, who was fired from the Chicago Bears, is free to sign with any team as he is not under contract with Chicago.
As of 2021, Kyle has a net worth of $25 million assembled from the salary he received as an American professional football player.
Kyle signed a $40 million contract with Chicago Bears in 2013.
Kyle Long was born on December 5, 1988, in Ivy, Virginia. Talking about his parents, he is the son of former American football defensive end Howie Long and his wife, Diane Addonizio.
Born as one of three children of his parents, Kyle has two brothers named Chris and Howie Jr. His brother Chris is a retired defensive end.