Vontaze Burfict has terrorized soccer fields for over a decade from highschool to the professionals, however for the great of the NFL and his personal private well being, it’s time for his reign to finish. Completely.
The Bengals formally minimize Burfict on Monday after signing him to a three-year, $32 million extension in 2017.
The transfer was made partially as a result of Burfict has missed 18 video games during the last three years, partially due to his downward-trending manufacturing on the sector, and, if we’re being sincere, partially as a result of the Bengals have a brand new regime on the town that in all probability doesn’t wish to cope with the destructive publicity Burfict creates.
That’s okay. That’s good. The NFL doesn’t want soiled gamers like Burfict anymore. It’s attempting to alter its fame for harmful hits. Not having to tremendous, droop, and focus on a participant like Burfict on a bi-weekly foundation is a superb place to begin.
On a private degree, a divorce from soccer would profit Burfict too. The person has had seven documented concussions within the NFL, which in fact doesn’t account for his taking part in days at Arizona State, Centennial Excessive College and even earlier than that. He had two concussions in a three-week interval final season, which is a troubling signal he can’t take this abuse rather more.
Burfict has earned over $31 million throughout his NFL profession, and whereas he misplaced $four.2 million in fines and suspensions, $27 million (earlier than taxes) ought to supply sufficient wiggle room to determine what comes subsequent. Whether or not that’s teaching or another ardour, we don’t know. However one factor it shouldn’t be is taking part in soccer.