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Luck should go

Posted on: January 6, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Andrew Luck might be a smart student at Stanford, but when it comes to life decisions he is a fool.

What could possibly make him go back to Stanford? He will be the top pick in the April Draft if he were to come out. But Luck said Thursday he would return to Stanford for his redshirt-junior season.

He wants to get his degree.

Hey, lots of unemployed graduates have degrees that mean nothing now. Just look around.  You have a chance to make millions. Why would you risk injury to earn a few more credits toward a degree? You can always go back and get that paper.

College life is fun, but there isn't much more fun than being a millionaire, bachelor quarterback I imagine.

Jake Locker made the decision to go back to Washington for his senior season last year and it probably cost him millions.

There is no degree that can make up that money. OK, so maybe a few. Not many.

Luck has nowhere to go but down. Plus, there could be a rookie wage scale next season.

Way back in October, a high-profile agent insisted to me that Luck would stay in school. I told him was nuts.

I guess I was the nutty one.

Or is it Luck who is truly the nut here?

 

Category: NFL
Tags: NFL Draft
 
Comments

Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 2:24 am
 

Luck should go

Prisco is 100% correct no matter if you like the guy or not. As he said, you can always go back and get a degree. You can be 90 and go get your degree. But, 99.9% of the time, you only have ONE chance at being the number 1 pick in the NFL draft. No matter how you twist it or don't want to believe it, like Prisco said, his stock can only move one way....down.



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 1:59 am
 

Luck should go

Ok, if Luck wants to stay in school, it is totally his right to do so. But what i am getting tired of hearing is why would the top draft pick in any draft want to go to the team that wants to draft him? It is a dumb question because the reason the team wants him is because they believe that he can turn them around. Any college player that is in the top  10 picks has to know that he is not going to a very good team, especially the top pick. The high draft pick need to realize that they are not going to New England or New Orleans or Pittsburgh or any of the other teams at the top. That's the reason the teams with the worst records get the high picks. So people need to stop saying that a top  pick shouldn't want to help the team that drafts him



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 1:57 am
 

Luck should go

Luck should take the money and run... If he want to get that degree,  stanford will still be there down the road, and there are too many negative things that can happen between now and then.  If he didnt want to go to carolina, it dosen't matter because I'll bet there a 50/50 chance carolina is going to be picking 1st or near the top again next year..   The money and the offer is pretty much guaranteed right now.  It might now be there next year.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2011 1:53 am
 

Luck should go

Great decision by Luck.  A young man with integrity.  Monetary worshipers should keep their beliefs to themselves.  Life is not about money.  Priscoe sounds unhappy with his own situation.  Hard to believe.  Afterall, he get's 47% of his NFL picks correct.  Who hired this bum anyway?



Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 1:50 am
 

Luck should go

Jealous much? he made the right decisoins for the right reasons. Why do we now have to look down upon, a Kid who wants to stick around and acually graduate from college after recieving a scholarship.He is a smart kid ad mad the right Move. And he will win the Hiesman next year, and does not have to move to Carolina.



Since: Jan 4, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 1:30 am
 

Luck should go, or should Prisco Go

I say Prisco should go. Luck is going to get  a degree from Standford. One of the most prestigious schools in the nation. Most people from Standford get jobs due to the school's prestige. Also there is too many questions in the NFL right now. The NFL may not have a season next fall, and a letter by Godell ensuring negotiations are going to get done doesn't mean anything to the fans or Luck. I think Luck made a good decision as he is guaranteed to play next fall as a starter, and can continue to develop and might end up as a rookie starter when he enters the draft. I've seen more Junior QBs struggle in the NFL than Senior QBs. Staying at Standford for a year over the Panthers makes sense. I think Luck is smarter than Prisco, that's for sure. 



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2011 1:01 am
 

Luck should go

Have to agree with the ones saying stay.  He doesn't go to Michigan, UCLA, Oregon.  He goes to Stanford. Plus would you really want to go to Carolina? I'm liking this Luck kid more and more by him wanting to stay.  When he does get to the NFL, I don't doubt he will be all he is cracked up to be.  He seems like he will be a smart QB in the league.  Hopefully for some time, if not, he'll always have a Stanford diploma in his back pocket. 



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:55 am
 

Luck should go

I just never understand these kids when they are projected to be one of the top 5 picks and they go back to school.  What are the benefits?

Earning a degree?  You can do that any time.  Even if it's unrealistic to say that he'll earn it while he's playing -- so what -- go back after you are finished.  It's not like you'll need an architecture degree while you are playing professional football.

Having fun in college? Sure, but as Prisco said, there can't be much more fun than being a millionaire bachelor football star.

Winning a NC/conference championship?  Maybe, but is this reason worth risking several million dollars?

Moving up in the draft?  Yes, this is a legitimate reason, but makes no sense for someone who will go in the top 5...they can only move down.

The risks are huge!

Injury -- even if it's not career ending, certain types of injuries can diminish your value greatly; for example, a major knee injury on a running back.

Moving down in the draft?  Maybe after an outstanding junior year, you struggle heavily your senior season and instead of being a top 5 pick, you are picked in a later round for much less or no guaranteed money.  Life is short in the NFL for late round picks.

There is even a new risk this year as rookie salaries will almost certainly go down in the next few years.  This may be the last draft where top rookies get lucrative deals!



Since: Sep 21, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:48 am
 

Luck should go

Broke if he gets injured?


Are some of you people stupid? The kid is SMART. You dont get to go to Stanford being DUMB. The kid will never be broke.


lol...


So sad watching people worship the dollar.



Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2011 12:18 am
 

Luck should go

The difference is smart guy if he tears his acl at Stanford he is hurt and broke.  If he does it with Carolina he is hurt and rich.  Which option would you choose?

Quite a conundrum.  Lottery winners and pro athletes are the epitome of the rags-to-riches-to-rags story.  Sure, he could go back and get that degree, but it takes a person of a certain level of merit to actually go back and get that degree while sitting on top of a pile of money.  Maybe he's already proven he's got the right stuff just for announcing he is staying.  Or maybe there is even more to his character than the drive to get a degree and/or a 1st overall payday.


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