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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He's actually been back for like three months or so, since right before the draft, I think. And yes, this is a good thing. EDIT:Here is a link to the story when TMQ redebuted on Page 2, because any archive of his pre-draft edition there.