- Jul 30, 2011
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On the other hand, these guys are looking at being away from the game/practice for a year and a half if they choose to sit out, right? Take VT's Farley as example. His last game was the 29th of November, 2019. In my view, that's a pretty big risk for a guy. A 22 tackle season with four INT's...not exactly a great resume.
Everyone, everyday, makes their own personal risk/reward or benefit/cost analysis. My example of the 2 Alabama players feels like a safer bet than the VT kid... But everyone has to manage their own ability to make money individually. Big picture - I don't begrudge or 2nd guess the VT kid for sitting out if he thinks that's the pathway to a comfortable payday. Felt the same way before as I do after COVID - But I think the general public will be more likely to "understand" the decision to sit out now...
I understand what you're saying, but this is also the trouble the college basketball got itself in and countless players threw away their careers because of bad decisions.
It can happen. We've all made good and bad financial decisions!
I share much of the same opinion! I guess there is a question of how good the other draft eligible corners are too... But I certainly saw some room for improvements last year.
The problem is that if guys like Surtain and Waddle don't play, other players get the exposure and could easily move up in draft order. If a player sits out, they are taking a big risk that their tape holds up. They can continue to work out and stay in shape, but it's not playing shape. If they don't play, are they attending class? If they aren't attending class do they get meals, board and the monthly stipend?
Great points... And an evaluation each player would have to make for themselves.