Not every retired NFL player's journey is the same
A common perception is that the majority of retired players are millionaires. That’s a myth. Some were household names, and others may have started in one game. The older generation of NFL retirees earned far less during their playing years. Some of them even had to take up a second job during the off-season.
One tackle could turn into a lifetime of pain for players and their families
When an NFL player gets hurt on the field, it can change his life forever. The price of pain can be emotionally and financially taxing. It can mean depression. It can mean multiple visits to the doctor, countless surgeries and consistent medication. Many retired players need support and medical care, but they don't have the means to feel normal again.