Replying "it's his choice & career" is no argument- because we all have the right to make a mistake. It doesn't mean it's not a mistake.
Look at German, Wheating, Earl Jones, O.Moore, Granville, Gabe, Stember, Lukezic, Magness, Withrow, Holman, Broe. NOTHING is promised 4 years later. Whether because of injury, performance or new career- a future Trials chance can vanish. And ZERO part of a Trials can be a bad thing.