When asked about shutting it down last season due to injury he responded:
“No, me getting the surgery, the goal was always to come back and help my team win a championship.
Yeah, a couple of teams, coaches wanted to know, but like I said, my goal the whole time was to help my team win a championship.”
It likely would’ve helped Tillman’s draft stock if he had just shut it down due to the ankle injury. But to see and hear him talk about just fighting through it all to try and help his team win you can’t help but be happy that a player like that is on your team.