Nate Jackson played six years in the NFL (2003-2008) as a wide receiver and a tight end for the Denver Broncos. Jackson has since taken up writing, mostly for Slate magazine as a guest columnist. His latest article, titled "Why an NFL Lockout Would Be Good for Football" appears on the Wall Street Journal website and can be accessed by clicking the link here. The article is a must-read and provides an interesting insight into the life of an NFL player:
A work stoppage would be a great opportunity for current players to feel what it will be like without that safety net, when their problems won't be solved for them. They could start asking themselves the difficult questions that every player dreads: Who am I without football? What am I going to do now?