The Facts: Benjamin announced that he is opting out of playing the 2020 season on Tuesday night.
Diehards Line: Benjamin becomes the first member of the 49ers to announce he will not be playing the upcoming season as part of COVID-19 opt outs. To date we have 55 players on our tracker as having taken the option to sit out the season. Benjamin signed a one-year deal with the 49ers back in March. With his decision to opt out, that contract will roll over to the 2021 season. All NFL players have the option not to play this season because of the pandemic. Those who are considered high-risk receive $350,000, while those who are not high-risk receive a $150,000 advance that they have to pay back next year. The deadline for players to opt out is on Thursday at 4 p.m. ET.