Originally Posted by beach tribe
He gets to avoid the embarrassment of being yanked.
Okay - but when he recovers and doesn't take his starting job back or he's cut in the offseason. Similar embarrassment. There's just nothing in it for him - even if they paid him $5,000,000 to take a dive, that's peanuts compared to what he'd earn as a backup for the next 5 years and in retirement by adding another 5 years of NFL time to his pension.