When current ESPN Monday Night Football analyst and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski speaks many listen.
On Sunday in the Philadelphia Inquire, via Pro Football Talk, Jaws striked again.
Nobody in the NFL knows just as much football as Jaworski does. So, when I read his comments on the matter of benefits for retired players, I could feel the taste being slapped right out of current players’ mouths.
“Quite honestly, I don’t think they (current players) really give a damn about the guys that laid the foundation for the game,” Jaworski said. “I think it’s a lot of verbiage, but I don’t think they really care.”
To quote Chris Tucker from the movie Friday, “Damn, you just got knocked the #@?* out.”
That’s right you bunch of chicken #@?! just got called out. Now, what you guys going to do about it?
Not a darn thing, because the only thing the majority of current players care about is getting paid to fund their lavish life styles. The evidence is when a players contract is about to expire. Every single time you hear a player speak about hitting the free agent market to see what he is worth.
Players know what they are worth as they are told so by their agents and what they will do in negotiations to make sure that they get paid that.
In the end, the only way that retired NFL players will get help is from the owners or the government imposing it upon the NFL.