The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will keep Ali Marpet with the organization for a very long time. The talented guard has become a foundational piece in the trenches.
Ali Marpet and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to a six-year extension which keeps him with the organization through the 2023 season.
Marpet’s deal is $55 million with $27.15 million in guaranteed money, according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo. He is now among the highest paid guards in the league.
At about $11 million per year, he is the fifth-highest paid guard in the league, but this contract could look like a bargain in a few months.
If Marpet hit free agency, other suitors could have bumped his price up even higher. Tampa Bay got well ahead of the curve.
Marpet was the next young Buccaneer in line to get a big-money extension. Mike Evans hit his payday back in March, and general manager Jason Licht saw Marpet as the next priority.
Marpet has been a versatile interior lineman in his four seasons at Tampa Bay. He has started at both guard positions and center. He started in all 44 games he played in.
According to Pro Football Focus, Marpet has the best grades in both run and pass blocking of all offensive linemen.
In 278 pass blocking snaps, he has allowed just one sack and two hurries. Consistency has been one of his best qualities. Offensive linemen rarely make the highlight reel, but the Buccaneers fan base really appreciates Marpet.
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