Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw made another one of his routine appearances on the ‘Jay Leno Show’ earlier this week and while his appearances usually come in the way of his folksy humor, the topic suddenly got serious.
Leno asked Bradshaw about the concussion issue and without really being prompted, Bradshaw said, “If I had a son today – I would say this to our (studio) audience and all our viewers – I would not let him play football.”
We’ve heard similar comments from former players like the Giants’ Harry Carson and from the father of Pats’ QB Tom Brady and we will continue to do so, but Bradshaw took it further when he discussed the future of the game.
“There will be a time in the next decade where we will not see football as it is, I believe. I know in the state of Texas it is the king. But I believe where soccer is going to elevate itself. I think basketball and baseball (will too). The contact sports are slowly going to phase away,” he said.