Why Sean Lee May Walk Away
Many NFL fans know this, and Cowboys fans can’t get this out of their heads. Lee is a great player but has had a very hard time remaining healthy.
In 10 NFL seasons, Lee has only played one full 16-game season which was in 2019. This was also the first season where he began to play fewer snaps (until linebacker Leighton Vander Esch got injured).
The veteran should have played in 11 seasons, but a torn ACL forced him to miss the entire 2014 campaign, including the playoffs. But wait, it gets worse.
Exactly how much time did Sean Lee miss you ask? Well, he played a total of 109 games and missed a total of 51 games. In other words, Lee missed one game for every two games played.
Your body takes a heavy toll when you suffer that many injuries, especially when they are serious ones. Things such as his torn ACL (left in 2014, right in 2008), toe turf that needs season-ending surgery (2012), and also diagnosed concussions (two in 2015, one in 2010).
Those concussions listed above are only the ones that have been diagnosed. Who knows how many undiagnosed ones he had. Playing a rough sport like football, you are bound to have a lot of them whether you notice them or not.
Yeah, Lee has had a very long list of injuries throughout his NFL and college career. Being 34-years-old surely does not help the situation.
Is signing one-year-deals his way of leaving his options open? He did sign one this past offseason to remain a Cowboy for the 2020 season. It is something to keep in mind.
By signing the one-year-deals, he can remain on the team, and not worry about hurting the team he has played for with a lingering contract.