Delano Howell in NFL Draft, Scouting, and Free Agent Talk Posted July 6, 2015 I'm pretty sure Delano did NOT end up with a broken neck. I think he had what athletes refer to as a "stinger"... and I think he had several of them. Basically a pinched nerve in the neck which can weaken your neck and your arms.... But I suspect further damage to his neck was very possible. His bio doesn't say anything about retiring. It says he's a free agent. If I had to guess how much he made, I'd guess at roughly $900k or so, give or take... of course, roughly half of that goes to taxes and agents fees and such.... so, he likely made just under $500k in his 3 years in the NFL. How much he saved is anyone's guess. Here's his bio... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delano_HowellThanks for the numbers and the link NCF. I guess I got carried away with my last sentence for sure. I just feel for the guy. Vicious sport can change your life. It just seemed like it was all going to fall into place for him and then whammo he was injured and is now damaged goods. Here's hoping Delano gets healed up and has another chance at that elusive long term contract. Where ever that may be.