Bo Jackson is one of the very few athletes to have played successfully in two sports. Had there been no injuries, he might have had a Hall of Fame career in either or both the NFL and MLB.
He retired from both leagues in 1994 and each of them has seen growth since then. Soccer is probably the biggest sport in America and baseball has a worldwide following.
When asked about the future of each game, Jackson responded said USA Today Baseball has a brighter future:
“Both have grown exponentially and I would say baseball. I would say baseball because of the salaries. Because of the salaries, all rights, yes, it has to be baseball.”
When asked if he would choose one sport or another for his career at the moment, he said:
“I wouldn’t change anything. The reason for this is that I am who I am because of my past. If I went back and changed something in my past, we wouldn’t be sitting here having this conversation.”
Bo Jackson declined to say which sport he thinks he’s better at, but he firmly believes baseball is now on a better path than football.
Which Sport Has Better Paying Players: MLB or NFL?
Interestingly, the NFL currently has the largest contract between the two. Patrick Mahomes has a $450 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. After that, however, there is a big discrepancy.
After Mahomes, Josh Allen is the next highest-paid NFL player at $258 million.
In baseball, there are 14 players who earn more. Mike Trout’s $426.5 million deal is no bigger than Mahomes’, but there are far more massive deals in MLB.
Also, most of the NFL’s biggest contracts are for quarterbacks, while most of the positions in the MLB are.
Bo Jackson’s net worth
Bo Jackson has amassed a nice fortune over the years thanks to his two-sport career (although it wasn’t very long).
His net worth is currently estimated to be around $25 million. That’s a lot for a player who retired more than two decades ago.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/baseball/news-former-two-sport-star-bo-jackson-says-mlb-brighter-future-nfl-i-say-baseball-has-brighter-future-football?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “I would say baseball [has a brighter future than football]”