The fifth-year option would have run the Jets $11.9 million in 2017, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.
Clearly, that’s a lot of money for a player who hasn’t come close to living up to expectations in the NFL. A lot of this can be attributed to the injuries Milliner has dealt with during his NFL career.
Milliner, 24, was taken with the No. 9 overall pick back in 2013. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $12.66 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Milliner appeared in five games for the Jets, but recorded just a single tackle and no interceptions.