NFL Player Quits Football; Leaves $1 Million & Chance To Win Super Bowl [Video]
What would you do if you were living a dream of many? Playing in the NFL, getting paid over $1 million, and having a great chance to win the Super Bowl this coming year?
For John Moffitt, all those didn’t amount to one key aspect of life. Happiness.
The 27 year old Denver Broncos offensive lineman quit the NFL earlier this week, expressing his decision on his Twitter page.
Football was fun but my head hurts-haha kidding roger goodell. I'm on to new things, thanks to everyone along the way!!!
— John Moffitt (@Moffitt74) November 5, 2013
Moffitt left approximately $312,500 that he was to be paid for the season. He also had a non-guaranteed contract for over $700,000 for next season.
“I just really thought about it and decided I’m not happy. I’m not happy at all,” Moffitt told The Associated Press. “And I think it’s really madness to risk your body, risk your well-being and risk your happiness for money.
After being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks, he was acquired by the Denver Broncos this year to provide depth to a team which has Payton Manning at quarterback.
“I just want to be happy,” he continued. “I find that people that have the least in life are sometimes the happiest. And I don’t have the least in life. I have enough in life. And I won’t sacrifice my health for that.”
He spoke to the Dan Patrick Show earlier today to discuss his decision, and how he came to the conclusion to quit football.