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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Boy, like we didn't see this coming. What surprises me is that he was the first QB to ever win the award. Wow, a little nugget of trivia to file in the ol' noggin ... http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1959530