UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has taken out a disability insurance policy of more than $5 million, according to Yahoo! Sports.
That in and of itself is not unusual. Big-time NFL prospects often insure themselves against health-related disasters: USC’s Marqise Lee and South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney both did that last season, and quarterback Brett Hundley said he would too after announcing his return to UCLA in January.
Two factors make Jack’s move different: his age, and the policy’s “loss of value” rider. While most football usually insure their health shortly before their final college season, the 18-year-old Jack still has two years left before he is eligible to turn pro.
He also isn’t only insuring against a career-ending disability, but also anything that might diminish what’s assessed to be his current NFL draft stock. A source told Yahoo! Sports that Jack is the first player to obtain such a clause before his true sophomore season.