Christian McCaffrey will not play in Stanford's bowl game this year.
Earlier Monday, Christian McCaffrey revealed he would not play for Stanford in the Sun Bowl. The running back declared for the 2017 NFL Draft after the Cardinal's regular season came to a close. In an attempt to avoid injury, McCaffrey will forego the bowl game.
But what if McCaffrey did play in the bowl, got injured, and could never play football again? According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, McCaffrey would get a decent chunk of change.
That sum of money, however, won't come close to what McCaffrey will make if he is drafted in the first round and is able to secure endorsements.
Many questioned McCaffrey's loyalty to his team after announcing his decision not to play in the Sun Bowl. The Stanford product is an all-purpose back who is capable of catching passes and returning kicks in addition to running the ball. He's done it all for the Cardinal in his three years with the team, but in order to secure his future as an NFL player, McCaffrey did what is best for him.