First reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Colorado Buffaloes star Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season.
Giants OT Nate Solder announced he has has opted out of the 2020 season. pic.twitter.com/JJuYaPNH0m— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 29, 2020
Solder’s family has very serious health concerns in light of Covid-19. His son is fighting cancer, while Nate himself overcame testicular cancer in 2014. There was no real reason for Solder to play this season and risk bringing the virus home.
The Giants will surely miss Solder, not that it matters in this situation. The former All-American left tackle signed with New York in 2018, and though he hasn’t been in peak form these past two seasons, the Giants don’t have the depth to replace him.
We wish the best of luck to the Solder family in these times.