Holy crow, talk about a bust. 3 seasons after being drafted 8th overall in 2010, and he's retiring.
Adam Caplan @caplannfl 2m
Wow: Ravens announced that LB Rolando McClain is retiring from the NFL.
cboom wrote:Wilson is the worst QB I have seen as a Hawks fan. And I have been around long enough to see them all.
Getup anddance wrote:Would watch a McClain and Titus Young reality show.
volsunghawk wrote:Cue the "Should we bring him in?" posts in 3... 2... 1....
kearly wrote:At least with Rolando McClain I can see a few good arguments for him retiring early:
#1: He signed a rookie contract under the old CBA, meaning that he already has several million dollars in the bank. McClain was paid something like $22 million in guaranteed money before taxes. No reason to keep playing just for the money, especially on $700k contracts. If money was the goal all along, getting out now makes sense as the added money isn't worth the long term health ramifications and costs.
#2: He played for Oakland. That's going to end your hunger to play the game real quick. Jamarcus Russell was in a similar type of situation and just decided it was better to walk away.
In the case of Young, he wasn't rich, seemed to be coming into his own and had all the reason in the world to be on his best behavior and now he's out of the NFL and now maybe into a prison cell. I think McClain made a defensible decision to retire given the money he has and that he clearly doesn't have a heart for the game anymore. Titus Young on the other hand, is a nutjob.
twisted_steel2 wrote:Makes me wonder how much money he saved?
Looks like his rookie contract was:
$23 million guaranteed on a five-year, $40 million deal
Played 3 years of it, but I also read they were able to void his remaining guaranteed money from his 4th year due to the suspensions.
Now a normal person with any sense of money management would probably have squirreled away a majority of that money, and be set at 23 years old. Ready to start the next phase of their life with 8 digits in their bank account. But this kid?
themunn wrote:The majority of people could blow 90% of that money and still be set for life (albeit not the "high life" that he's probably accustommed to)