New York Giants linebacker Aaron Curry is a former No. 4 overall pick, but his stats don’t reflect the hype that he entered the league with. That doesn’t even touch on the contract. Curry signed with New York for the veteran minimum earlier in the offseason, which is a far cry from the six-year, $60 million deal with $34 million guaranteed that he received from the Seattle Seahawks following the draft.
Curry was a major disappointment with the team and he is now deciding to speak out about what went wrong during his time with the Seahawks.
In one word: money.
“Early in my career, I was just selfish and self-centered,” Curry said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “I was more about me than I was the Seahawks at the time. I was more focused on my own desires versus the franchise and the team. It was immaturity, and I’m glad I got past that stage.”
The fact that Curry is now able to stand up and admit that the big money got to his head shows a sense of maturity. Curry stated that he signed with the Giants because of the level of professionalism the organization has. Hopefully he can finally perform to the level that his talent suggests he should.
Curry comes in at 6-2, 265 pounds with loads of natural talent. If his head is on straight, signing Curry could prove to be a high reward for the Giants.
He is currently working as strongside linebacker with the New York second-team defense.