I can't say I am entirely surprised by this tweet. Semi sort of San Francisco 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis is sitting out the 2015 season with plans on returning in 2016. He has said he is looking forward to time off, and the first Thanksgiving and Christmas with family in a decade. But he would appear to have the itch:
I miss it already. pic.twitter.com/JEjQVYo4sN— Anthony Davis (@BamDavis_) August 15, 2015
I don't expect Davis back this season, as I think he will get used to having the time off as the season moves along. Where it does get interesting is his planned 2016 comeback. Right now he has the itch, but once the season gets going and he gets used to being at home, I wonder if that itch goes away for now. And if it does, how will he feel next offseason when it comes time to return to football.
The whole thing is fascinating. I thought Kyle McLorg (formally of BASG) made some good points about Davis and his decision that sort of sum up how I see this.
I honestly can't think of a more interesting NFL player than Anthony Davis. He is completely unfiltered.— Kyle McLorg (@Kyle_McLorgBASG) August 15, 2015
From a normal person's point of view, his indecision is totally understandable. We've all been there.— Kyle McLorg (@Kyle_McLorgBASG) August 15, 2015
And weighing the enormous risks with the love of a sport you've given your whole life for is certainly no easy task.— Kyle McLorg (@Kyle_McLorgBASG) August 15, 2015