The 2012 draft highlighted the gap between former and current players on the issue of concussions. With more than 1,500 players now suing the NFL, the league welcomed 253 new draft picks and hundreds of undrafted free agents — none of whom have said “no thanks.”
The shocking death of Junior Seau will serve only to widen that divide. More and more former players will feel justified in joining the lawsuits. And no current players will walk away from the game.
It’s a point that came up during Thursday’s PFT Live, and it’s a point that will continue to come up more and more frequently in the coming weeks and months.