Christian Miller Opts Out Of 2020
Former Alabama linebacker and current Carolina Panther, Christian Miller, becomes the fifth former Crimson Tide player to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Miller has told the Panthers he is a high-risk opt-out, therefore he will earn $350,000 per the NFL and NFLPA's agreement.
Miller joins, C.J. Mosley, Andre Smith, Dont'a Hightower and Chance Warmack as former Crimson Tide players to opt-out of the upcoming NFL season.
Miller was drafted in the fourth-round of the 2019 draft by the Panthers and played in seven games in his rookie year. He recorded three total tackles along with two sacks. Both his sacks came in week three against Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals the weekend after his grandfather passed away. He is the second Panther to choose to opt-out, following undrafted rookie linebacker Jordan Mack out of Virginia.
During his time at Alabama Miller recorded 56 tackles and 11 sacks. He was a part of one national championship and three SEC championship teams during his time at the Capstone.
His contract will toll into 2021 and he will still have three years remaining on his rookie contract. He earned $1.2 million in his first year with the Panthers and is scheduled to earn about $2.5 million more over the lifetime of his contract.
The deadline to opt-out of the season is scheduled to be on Wednesday.