True but most GM's don't have their head coaching hire drop out on them in the last minute and then in the very next season have their franchise player retire in his prime.
Agree most GM's start with bad situations (except for the guys who follow someone who retired), but I think those two things separate Ballard's situation from most GM's.
All I can say is I hope the quarterback situation gets resolved as well as the coach situation was resolved.
Good for him. You can't buy your way out of brain damage. With the salaries players make these days why risk anything pertaining to a life long injury. College plays opt out of college for the money the NFL pays them. Take the money and go.