Off the depth chart

John Moffitt left $1 million on the Mile High turf to pursue happiness

Originally Published: November 26, 2013
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

LATELY IT SEEMS everything in John Moffitt's life has acquired a veneer of existential drama. There is nothing easy, nothing unexamined, nothing remotely as basic as putting his hand in the dirt and driving his head and body into another human being. Case in point: the simple question of whether to have a beer while watching his former team, the Broncos, play the Chiefs on Sunday night of Week 11.

The setting is important for context. Moffitt sits in the upstairs ...

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