“Honestly, I’m still undecided,” White said Wednesday. “I’ve got until tomorrow. ... We’re just kind of taking it down to the last day and we’re going to decide from there.”
The 25-year-old had his best season yet with the Bills in 2019, registering 58 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and a league-high six interceptions in 15 games played. He also gave up zero touchdowns to receivers that had the ball thrown their way. White's performance this season earned him his first Pro Bowl selection, as well as First-Team All-Pro selection.
In 47 career games for the Bills, White has been nothing but reliable with 181 combined tackles, one sack, 12 interceptions, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown. The only game he missed was this past season when he was given a rest for Buffalo's Week 17 matchup with the New York Jets.
If he had chosen to opt out, White’s contract would have tolled, meaning it would be frozen and picked up next year at the same spot it is now. He would have been paid $150,000 as a stipend and advancement towards next year’s salary.