One of the first benefits he took advantage of was the Brain & Body Assessment, which is designed to assess the overall health of former players removed from the NFL for less than 15 years.
“For me personally, the Brain & Body Assessment was something that got me to actually sit down with a doctor after my career instead of saying, ‘I’m fine,’ when I really wasn’t. You’re not going to have any other time in your life where you’re going to get that time with this number of specialists,” he explained. “It gave me a good baseline as to where I was when I was playing, with doctors strictly focused on what I needed to get back on the field or to stay on the field, versus what I now need to maintain the rest of my life at a healthy pace. It set the tone for me.”