One guy who agreed with you?
Dan Marino. Back in 2013, while he still had his TV gig with CBS Sports.http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on-football/24579491/dan-marino-on-concussions-in-2013-players-know-what-the-risks-are
CBSSports.com"When I went out there to play I knew there was a chance I could get a concussion or I could break a leg or get a knee injury," Marino told Yahoo.com's Daily Ticker. "I really do believe they're protecting the players as much as they can right now."
To be fair to Dan, though, as this article from his former employer notes, the issue he's suing about isn't the risk
of getting seriously injured. The legal issue involves the possibility that players like him were allowed to continue playing while NFL team staff concealed actual, specific
brain-related injuries like concussions from them. Marino and the other 14 players argue that the league knew about the extent of such injuries since the 1970s, but deliberately and systematically kept individual players in the dark, telling them they were simply "dinged up" and sending them back out, while making ca$h on the back end, via highlight videos like "NFL's Greatest Hits."
Marino also says, "right now", leaving open the possibility that he felt such protection measures should have been in place back when he was playing, again given the argument that the league already knew about the pervasive damage brain-related injuries could cause.
Final note: I miss his old Isotoner Glove commercials. Every dad got those as a Christmas gift.