That was seen on social media Thursday after the NFL's active sack leader (136) announced his retirement on Twitter with a unique video.
In case you missed it, here it goes again.
Here's what a few players posted on social media about a player who likely one day will wind up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
Defensive end Mario Addison:
Fullback Mike Tolbert:
In the short time I've known him he's taught me so much about different aspects of life outside... https://t.co/CeY3zu8yju— Mike Tolbert (@miketolbert35) February 18, 2016
Running back Jonathan Stewart:
Honored to have Played with this guy this year after playing against him for a couple years!... https://t.co/yAMjL4ZjT4— Jonathan Stewart (@Jonathanstewar1) February 19, 2016
Allen's impact around the league also was felt as he played for Kansas City, Minnesota, Chicago and Carolina during his 12-year career.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers summed up what many felt:
And here's what Hall of Famer Jerry Rice had to say:
Jared Allen congrats on a great career!#enjoyretirement— Jerry Rice (@JerryRice) February 19, 2016