Vernon Davis is a study in self-contradiction. On the one hand, Vernon is so concerned about getting a new contract that he has decided to excuse himself from all 49ers offseason activities, voluntary or otherwise. On the other hand, Vernon Davis says it’s “not the end of the world” if he doesn’t get a new contract.
In other words, he’s worried about it when he’s worried about it, and he’s not worried about it when he’s not worried about it.
Or something. Here’s all that Vernon had to say to Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution about his holdout and whether it has been difficult for him:
It hasn’t been difficult at all. There are no worries. There is nothing that I can stress about. It’s obvious that we want a new contract. I want a new contract. It’s just like any athlete, we all want a new contract. But I’m not going to stress over it. It’s not the end of the world if I don’t get it. If I get it, that’s good. It’s moving slowly, but surely. At the end of the day, if I don’t get the deal, at least I tried and I put my foot down. If I don’t get it at the moment, I’m not going to lose any sleep.
A logical person would ask Vernon Davis why, if he’s so unconcerned about his contract, he is holding out for a new contract. But logic probably doesn’t have much to do with Vernon Davis.