Snooping around, seems his salary for 2013 was $2M, with a $500K bonus.Sassenach wrote:He seems pretty smart. I daresay he's invested a lot of the money he already made to make sure that he doesn't need to work again. Not sure what top running backs make a year but if he's been to two superbowls in a 5 year NFL career he must have banked a couple of million at least.
Well, to be honest I think if you enjoy doing something, and you are good at it, you want to keep going as long as you can. It's also hard for people to accept perhaps that at the end of their sporting career they may be slowing up or finding it harder to cope physically. Pride, enjoyment, determination, stubbornness - some of the attributes that lead a sportsman to the top - can be the ones that drive them to keep going as long as they can.Sassenach wrote:It's surprising that we don't see more sportspeople taking this option. Granted, they don't all earn that much money, but a lot of them surely do and very few seem to opt for early retirement.