Giants LB Aaron Curry -- the former No. 4 overall pick of the Seahawks -- admitted that the money he earned as a high draft pick changed him and caused him to lose his motivation.
"I was just selfish and self-centered," Curry said. "I was more about me than I was the Seahawks at the time. I was more focused on my own desires versus the franchise and the team. It was immaturity, and I'm glad I got past that stage." Curry inked a six-year, $60 million deal with $34 million guaranteed in 2009. He lasted just two and a half seasons in Seattle, and he surely isn't the first or last rookie that felt invincible after receiving a fat paycheck. Fortunately for NFL teams, the new rookie wage scale makes it a bit easier to compete and get rid of a first-round bust. It's an interesting story, and Curry, 27, is now playing for the veteran's minimum in New York.