I can’t help but think of this movie clip:
If Mr. Allen were starring in the film, he would say, “If you haven’t heard from me by Monday…just wait longer.” And so, we wait.
Why did Allen have to think about Seattle’s offer? Chances are that the Seahawks offered a reasonable, but not overwhelming contract. Otherwise, Allen would already be signed.
The truth is that the Seahawks are not in desperate need of Allen’s services. Certainly the ‘Hawks have lost some pieces to free agency and cap management that will have to be replaced. However, there are other options.
Allen has to decide on that age-old question of sports. Is it really about winning, or is all of this just about maximizing the almighty dollar?
The offers are not going to get larger, and Allen is not getting any younger. A mystery Super Bowl contender is probably not going to magically appear with a lucrative, multi-year offer.
Time to make a decision, Mr. Allen. If you want a shot a winning a ring, the Seahawks can provide you with that opportunity. However, if you are tired of destroying your body and you want to relax with your family, then perhaps it is time to walk away.