I'm pretty surprised. He's a top 10 pick and is returning to a team with limited scholarships.
OT - Matt Barkley to return for senior season
Surprised by this I am.
....there are compelling reasons to stay at USC for as long as possible...
with 40 million bucks in his pocket he would have no problem ordering one of those.
There is always the risk of injury, I guess, but barring that and a good year, he will likely be the top QB come next year's draft. He has a pretty strong build so I think he'll be ok, injury wise.
He won't have Andrew Luck in front of him next year. If things turn out well, he may end up gaining a degree and still sign a contract for enough money to make up for one year of lost earnings.
No rookies are getting that much anymore.