Tough question LetsGo, very tough. I would LIKE TO THINK (because I love being in Canada and the CFL) I would take the former but MAY BE inclined to take the latter for the money potential. But I really don't know what I'd do if this situation was offered to me.
I believe that most people would say they'd opt for the succesfull CFL career because, from our point of view, it looks like the option that best fits our love of the game... But should we be given that choice for real, we'd do like everyone does and take the big paycheck.
I would definately accept to put glory aside for a practice roster job paying half a million $ a year.
In fact, I am currently putting glory aside and I am far from doing such money. lol...
Well, making the bucks in the nfl might be appealing in the short term. theres no way I could do something like that for much longer than 2 years. IF I played football, i think playing regularily for less would win out over sitting in the stands.
having said that, no one has ever made me an offer like that so theres no FOR SURE lol
I think the money is a huge part of it, but so is playing at the highest calibre possible. most athletes want to be able to say that they made it to that level.....but....did you really "make it to that level" if you didn't get in a game??
I would pick CFL All-Star. It's about pride and 100k is not a bad paycheck in my eyes anyways. And if I were to go any further than I am now it would only be CFL anyways (I was one of the leading receivers in the Winnipeg High School League last year and I was only in grade 11).
Somebody who set records in the CFL would be making more than $100K, more like $400K.
And if you were good enough to set records in the CFL, you would be doing more than holding a clipboard in the NFL(unless you're 5'5", no offense).
Casey Printers took less money in the NFL than what he was offered in the CFL. And he will end up on a practice roster or holding a clipboard. So you should ask him what's better. Except in his case, he's be making more in the CFL.
First, is quality of life, and the US ranks pretty low there, IMO.
Secondly, is what type of person are you. Are you the type who needs to constantly challenge oneself, or are you the type who takes the easy way out? If the former, you would stay in the CFL, if the latter, NFL practice roster would be "good enough".
The thing is tho, how long is a typical football player's career? I can't fault them for taking more money when they can as there's a ton of ways they all of a sudden can't play football, at least at that level.
I make less, for sure, but my career has the potential for a much longer run than most of these guys can play football. If I was only going to be able to play for 5-ish years..... it'd be tough to say no to the money. Besides the fact if you're on the bench, less playing time equals less potential for career-ending injury equals more football paycheques....