What Panthers, others are saying about Jared Allen's retirement

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Defensive end Jared Allen spent only part of one season with the Carolina Panthers, but he made an impact.

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:
Running back Jonathan Stewart:
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: