Re: Is Heath Miller Worth 8 Million / Year Now?
I foresee a restructuring happening.
Heath knows that he's about to earn half a season's salary while in rehad, and also that he "could" be cut (although, I truly do not see that taking place). It behooves both parties to alter his contract... and while I might live in a fantasy world, I think both sides respect one another & want to help each other out.
Likewise, the Steelers are at the "end" of Heath's back-loaded contract (where the salary is higher than it truly should be). Normally, this is where a player extends... which is exactly what I think transpires.
Thus, I see that $16 million being turned into $20 million spread over four years.
Heath gets a little signing bonus/more guaranteed money (& doesn't get cut). The Steelers get to push back his cap hit (& pay $3 million less per year for a "currently injured" player).