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With San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland's surprising announcement that he is retiring from the NFL at age 24 due to the fear of possible brain and body damage, it makes one wonder how many parents will think about the thousands of former players who filed concussion lawsuits against the NFL before allowing child to play football. (Associated Press Photographs)

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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looks to throw during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal against Oregon in Pasadena, Calif. Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (15) prays on the sidelines during the third quarter of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

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John Elway, left, Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations, smiles before introducing Gary Kubiak, right, as the new head coach of the Broncos during am NFL football news conference, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Erik Walden (93) celebrates a defensive stop as Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) watches during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

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San Francisco 49ers first round football draft pick defensive tackle Kentwan Balmer, center, of North Carolina, is introduced by 49ers head coach Mike Nolan, left, and 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan, right, during a news conference at 49ers football headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, April 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda talk on the sideline before an NFL wildcard playoff football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Rex Grossman (3) talks with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) after an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, left, greets Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III after an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 30-17. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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New England Patriots inside linebacker Steve Beauharnais (58) carries the ball after an interception against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Washington Redskins practice squad offensive lineman Tevita Stevens, left, talks with his aunt, Venessa Fieeiki, second from right, and his two cousins, R.J., 17, right, and Charlotte, 13, second from left, at home as the Washington Redskins play monday night football against the Dallas Cowboys in Texas, Sterling, Va., Monday, October 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins practice squad offensive lineman Tevita Stevens sits at home with his little cousin R.J. Fieeiki, 17, right, as the Washington Redskins play monday night football against the Dallas Cowboys in Texas, Sterling, Va., Monday, October 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins practice squad offensive lineman Tevita Stevens at home as the Washington Redskins play monday night football against the Dallas Cowboys in Texas, Sterling, Va., Monday, October 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins practice squad offensive lineman Tevita Stevens sits at home as the Washington Redskins play monday night football against the Dallas Cowboys in Texas, Sterling, Va., Monday, October 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins practice squad offensive lineman Tevita Stevens sits at home as the Washington Redskins play monday night football against the Dallas Cowboys in Texas, Sterling, Va., Monday, October 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins practice squad offensive lineman Tevita Stevens at home as the Washington Redskins play monday night football against the Dallas Cowboys in Texas, Sterling, Va., Monday, October 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins practice squad offensive lineman Tevita Stevens at home as the Washington Redskins play monday night football against the Dallas Cowboys in Texas, Sterling, Va., Monday, October 27, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) holds a football to his head during warm ups before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL Thursday night football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md., Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Football fans tailgate in the parking lot before the Washington Redskins play the New York Giants in NFL football at FedExField, Landover, Md., Thursday, September 25, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)