The Super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have retained tight end Zach Miller for another two years under a new deal that saves the club several million dollars.
According to Danny O’Neil of ESPN Seattle, Miller took a substantial paycut to stick with the team:
“His initial deal called for him to make $6 million in 2014 and he would have counted more than $7 million against the salary cap. Miller’s 2014 compensation will go down to $3 million with incentives making it possible to earn as much as $4 million.”
O’Neil mentioned in his report that the Seahawks are still in talks to sign Jermichael Finley. The move by Miller comes as a big surprise to me. He’s made an enormous sacrifice to help keep Seatte competitive in the long run. When I wrote last month that the Seahawks should cut Miller, I didn’t imagine that he would be willing to take such a steep cut because he can still earn solid tight end money with a number of NFL teams.
After re-signing Michael Bennett, this is the biggest coup of the offseason thus far for the Seahawks.