HE has played in the Pro Bowl, got a Super Bowl ring but doe not have the stats for the Hall of Fame. In addition, he would most likely be the third choice in the pecking order, maybe fourth, behind Cobb, Nelson and Jones. At 31, this was probably his last chance at a big long term deal with guarantees. So he chose money and a chance to be The Undisputed Man. I don't blame him. I probably would have done the same.
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I'll be going to the NFL experience on the 19th - I picked up a few comp tickets at work for a small donation to one of our charity groups here. I guess that means I can't write them off... but that's not the point.