Michael Strahan proves that sometimes it's really not about the money:
Strahan could've gotten like $5million more than his new gig as an NFL analyst at FOX pays him year if he'd chosen to come back, so it had to be tempting. But going out on top, age and common sense obviously reigned him in. And that's a good thing.
The seven-time Pro Bowler decided to stay retired after seriously considering a request by the Super Bowl champion New York Giants to return to the team in the wake of a season-ending injury to fellow star defensive end Osi Umenyiora.
"He was very close to returning, but the great part about Michael is that he takes his time to think about things and he is very thorough," Tony Agnone said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday night. "You can get excited about coming back and running through the tunnel one more time."
Agnone said that Strahan struggled deciding whether he could give 100 percent mentally.
"In the end, he felt he could not get back to where he was," Agnone said.