October 16th, 2018 at 12:09 PM ^

Not necessarily, but more connected than me. They were walk on players about 6 years ago. I wasn't suggesting that I agree but I wouldn't fault gary if that is what he chose to do, particularly because his shoulder didn't seem to heal over the offseason.


October 16th, 2018 at 12:20 PM ^

If this were basketball with a pretty level rookie scale for first rounders, that'd be enough, but in football there's a big difference between the top of the first round and bottom of the first round.

Bradley Chubb, the highest DE taken in 2018, got a $27.5 guaranteed contract as the 5th pick.  That's pretty standard for a top 5 pick.

Marcus Davenport was taken just 9 picks later and only got less than $14 million.  The guys at the end of the 1st round got less than $10 million.

There is huge value in moving up to the top 5.  It's a steep decline after that.  It very much could be worth it for Gary to get an insurance policy, come back next year healthy and try to get into the top 5 if he's projected as a late 1st rounder now.

Gucci Mane

October 16th, 2018 at 1:52 PM ^

No idea if Gary is returning this week, or any week this year. Would be very disappointing if he does not return. The coaches seem to want him to play. If UofM doctors say he won’t cause permanent damage he needs to play. If he is risking long term health I understand. I sure hope he plays this weekend. Hopefully his boys Bush and Dwumfour put a little pressure on him to play. 

Robbie Moore

October 16th, 2018 at 5:57 PM ^

Sorry Gucci but I have problems with...

 "The coaches seem to want him to play." Which to me suggests they think he can play. Everybody wants Gary to play. There is nothing I have seen or heard that suggests the coaches and Gary are not on the same page.

"Hopefully his boys Bush and Dwumfour put a little pressure on him to play." Do you really believe Gary is milking it and he needs pressure from teammates get out and play? Because that is the clear inference of the comment.


October 16th, 2018 at 12:42 PM ^

Lower grade AC injury recovery time is typically 4-6 weeks. 

If his grade is bad enough to require surgery, post-op recovery is 6-9 months. 

The dilemma for Rashan is the NFL evaluation period ... the combine is Feb 26 - Mar 4 with pro days Mar 7 - Apr 7 (Michigan's will be late in the month of March).  If he waits 4-6 weeks and comes back to ultimately require surgery, it could really impact is draft position.  If he has surgery immediately, then he could be ready for at least the pro day workouts.

Wild bet here - his mother wants to see the degree obtained, so he plays this year (after the bye week).  Has surgery in the offseason and comes back for his senior year.  He was hampered all of last year (and this year) with this AC issue and it has impacted his performance.  The NFL will want to see how he does healthy before betting big first round $money on him.  He definitely has that kind of talent, so coming back for another year to prove it as a "healthy Rashan Gary" could increase his contract by $5-10MM if he goes high in the first round versus slipping to a later round as the "injured Rashan Gary".


October 16th, 2018 at 11:48 AM ^

I wouldn't mind seeing it at all.  By all accounts Gary has given everything he can to Michigan for 2 1/2 years.  If he did decide to sit in order to secure his future because there was a risk to his draft potential because of an injury, I wouldn't blame him one bit.  If Gary was my kid and faced with that situation, I'd advise him to sit. 

Let's hope that's not the case and he can go on Saturday.