Aside from the absurd notion that ANYBODY would sign him to ANYTHING after the twin fiascos of the current state of his radio show and his douche-chilly, grumpy old gay Jewish shenanigans on AGT, he still has, inexplicably, over 2 years left on this deal.
It just doesn't need thinkin' about now.
And the "doesn't know" part is complete bs, anyway: if you buy a $52,000,000 mansion, you've got a damn good idea where you're gonna be in two years: in it.
I think this is another sign that Howard is really, really, really affected by all the ball-busting; he's pathetically trying to play the "I just might take my ball and go home if you big meanies don't stop being big meanies!".
Plus he wants to make it sound like he has a say in the matter.
Unlike Beefus with having children, the world is telling him to retire.
"He's so out of touch and delusional that he doesn't realize his entire life is built around extravaganza." - Benjamen