Josh Jones To Seahawks After Having Thyroid Removed
He and his coach use the same word “reborn” to describe Josh Jones’ transformation to Seahawks starter in a new scheme.
How did it happen?
For three years, Jones couldn’t eat. He constantly lost weight. He was exhausted by simple tasks. His heart raced.
That was next to impossible to continue. The Packers released him with a non-football illness designation In August 2019.
After testing he came to know he had a hyperactive thyroid.
“Nobody knew it” “I didn’t even know where the thyroid was at, at the time. “Dealing with that, that was a crazy thing, man.” he said
In the spring of 2021 doctors gave him a choice: radiation therapy, or surgically removing the thyroid. An approximately six-inch, linear, surgical scar across his lower neck showed what he chose.
“I don’t have those symptoms that I had anymore. I feel great, man. I feel the best I’ve ever felt. My weight is phenomenal. I came here at 210 (pounds).”
After the surgery, Jones signed with Indianapolis. He played mostly on special teams is six games for the Colts.
Seattle re-signed him this spring to a one-year contract with $1,035,000.