It’s now all about the money for college football players.
No longer is about winning one for the seniors or the pride of winning a bowl game for your school and with your teammates. It’s not about finishing what you started three or four years ago when you made a commitment to your school and accepted that highly sought college football scholarship.
Nope. Now, like life, it’s all about the money.
Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette are going to be first round picks but instead of risking injury, they’re not going to play in their final collegiate game because they want to focus on the NFL Draft.
All they are doing is preventing injury. Trying to avoid what happened to Jalen Smith last year. A top 10 pick, whose knee was ripped up in a bowl game. Rather than the $20 million top 10 money, he signed for almost $20 million less.
What a commentary on the times we live in. The rare chance of injury outweighs the experience of winning a bowl game, winning the last game for the seniors, your alma mater, your teammates.
No. Me first. Money is a bigger victory.