Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
You make even $5-10 million and that's plenty to retire on if you're prudent. Why risk it at at that point?
Will be really interesting if you have more guys making this decision. Football is already a young man's game, might become even more so.
While not wanting to disect a NFL players lifestlye I agree with you. I also agree with riverrat when he said that had Bell not had his salary chopped in half and was playing for $5M a year he probably still is playing.
If any NFL player decides to retire early because he is set for life and wants to avoid further physical contact I applaud them. I do think that we have reached a peak to say with the Seau issues. I hope that any football player took to heart what happened but also realized that he could have had an nonfootball related mental illness that thousands of people suffer with in America.