Just like Jackson, it has been reported that Tampa Bay and long-time defensive tackle Gerald McCoy may also be headed for a messy split. The former first round pick of Tampa Bay back in 2010, McCoy has spent all ten season of his career with the team and has been a staple along their defensive front.
He was named to six straight Pro Bowls from 2012-2017, and was named as an all-pro in 2013. Throughout his career thus far, McCoy has recorded 54.5 sacks while hitting the quarterback a monstrous 140 times. As if this were not enough evidence that McCoy lives in the opponent’s backfield, he has also added on 79 tackles for loss in his ten seasons in the NFL.
His contract is also in a very moveable place as well. With three years remaining on his deal, McCoy can be cut or traded at any point this offseason with no dead money for Tampa Bay to absorb, while seeing $13 million back in their pockets to spend. McCoy would be greatly missed in Tampa Bay, but most players and teams get to a point where it is better to part ways; it seems like the two sides have reached that point.