lonewolf wrote:Prediction: Goodwin will play football this fall regardless of what happens in London.
He may be Oly Champion but he is not going to jump 29 feet or threated the WR.
He will attempt to burnish his football credentials and opt for a multi-million football contract vs. a few (hundred) thousand track signing bonus and a perilous track career.
He's 5-9, 177 pounds and plays Wide Receiver, so he'll need to add 15-20 pounds if he's to play in the NFL (he would be the same size as Panthers WR Steve Smith if he gained 20 pounds). He'd also need to have outrageous numbers on the football field to get millions in the NFL. If he's a projected 1st or 2nd round pick next year, then he's gone to football. However, if he's a late round (5th-7th round) pick or undrafted free agent without a guarantee of a roster spot, we might be seeing him in Moscow next year for the World Championships.
It's like Jeff Demps. He knew he had very little shot of making an NFL roster, so he chose track and field. We'll see what happens with Goodwin.