I remember him turning it down, didn't realize it was 20/20 but I suppose the travel costs are a bitch for him. Plus, when he makes the step up, he'll have to pay more to bring in additional training partners during camp, etc.
Kinda crazy that they don't have him on a contract though... But I hope you're right. I'd love to see how he handles more relevant competition (and also how he fares out of the 1st!)