Never understood this about J.J. Wilcox story Dan Leberfeld

I’ve never truly understood this quote.

In early June, safety J.J. Wilcox was reportedly about to sign with the San Francisco 49ers, but had a change of heart, and signed with the New York Jets instead.

A source told ESPN about Wilcox leaving San Francisco at the altar – “He got stage fright.”

I don’t get that.

“He got stage fright,” so he decided to avoid San Francisco and play in the nation’s top media market?

I don’t know who the source was; maybe it was John Lynch, but not sure what “stage fright” had to so with this decision?

I think Wilcox saw the Rontez Miles’ injury and a good opportunity with the Jets.

Also, Wilcox and Jets coach Todd Bowles have the same agent, so that might have been a factor.

But “stage fright?”

That seems like a bizarre rationale.


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