Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller told reporters on Tuesday he considered opting out of the 2020 NFL season held amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
The 31-year-old selected to eight Pro Bowl teams and named First-Team All-Pro on three occasions battled the coronavirus earlier this spring, and his situation is made worse by the fact that he suffers from asthma.
Per ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, Miller said:
” … I thought about all of my family, I took serious consideration and the things that could possibly happen. It’s not a 100 percent bubble like basketball, so there are always going to be holes, but I felt like the job the Broncos were doing to keep us safe was enough for me not to opt out.”
Miller has openly discussed his COVID-19 experience on several occasions since April.