Tre’Davious White Is Still Deciding If He’s Going To Opt Out Of 2020 Season
The Bills have already had one big-name player opt-out of the 2020 season with Star Lotulelei. Now we wait to see if another one of their big players opts out.
NFL players have an option this year. They can either play, or they can opt-out. Here's how it would work:
It's a voluntary opt-out and it's entirely their choice whether they play or they don't. However, if they do opt out, they will not be able to join their team for the entire 2020 season.
They will be paid $150,000 advance against their 2020 base salary and their contract will then freeze. They will not be able to receive any roster bonuses paid out in 2020.
SI describes it this way, "So let’s say "Player A" was due a $1 million roster bonus and an $850,000 base salary. Player A will collect the roster bonus and the workout bonus, but only $150,000 of the base salary."
So why would a player opt-out if they're going to make so much less money? Guaranteed money. Jon Feliciano described it this way:
Then there's the “higher risk” opt-out option that includes a $350,000 salary.
It's all super confusing.
In Buffalo, Defensive Tackle, Star Lotulelei has already opted out of the 2020 season. We will not see him on the field this year.
But now, it looks as though another star player is still mulling over the opt-out option.
According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White is "still mulling" the possibility of opting out of 2020 season. He is due for a huge contract extension very soon. Garafolo says he would be the biggest name "by far" to opt-out if he should choose to do so.
White has until 4 pm tomorrow to decide whether he will be playing or not this year.