NEW YORK — New York Giants left tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Solder, who started every game for the Giants the past two seasons, announced his decision on Twitter on Wednesday.
He cited his son’s ongoing fight with cancer, the recent birth of a son and his own cancer history.
Under the agreement reached last week between the NFL and the players’ union, players can choose not to play in 2020 without penalty. The opt-out is irrevocable.
He will earn $350,000 this season as a high-risk opt out.