“I got 83,” said Rice Jr., per 49ers.com. “They asked me if I wanted the 80. I said, ‘Not right now.'”
“I’m my own person, my own individual,” he said. “Obviously, I have his DNA too, so there’s some similarities. But in the end I am Rice Jr., not Rice Sr., and it’s time to make my own name.”
— Jerry Rice Jr. (@JRtherealgoatJR) May 23, 2014
I think Rice did the right thing by turning down the 49ers offer. But I do believe San Francisco made the right move in making the offer.