Finding himself on the open market for the first time in his career after being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Gerald McCoy is visiting AFC North teams.
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and recently released defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been a busy man since departing from the team who made him the third overall pick back in 2010. Earlier this week, the Buccaneers cut McCoy, saving $13 million in cap space, then signed Ndamukong Suh to a one-year deal worth up to $10 million.
Since being released, McCoy has had at least ten teams interested in his services. It was also leaked that McCoy could be looking at a payday greater than Suh’s check he is about to cash. Interested parties include AFC North teams Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens.
Yesterday, McCoy met with the Browns’ brass and it was reported to have gone extremely well, however no deal was signed. This is not surprising as this is McCoy’s first time to test the open market in his entire career.
Up next on McCoy’s tour is a trip to Baltimore to visit with the Ravens. While the Browns have much more money to spend than the Ravens, McCoy has stated he wants “to win.” Although the future in Cleveland looks bright, the Ravens have been to the playoffs as late as last season and have won a Super Bowl in the last decade.
Wherever McCoy plays football in 2019, it will not be Tampa Bay, and it seems like he will still be looking at a healthy payday this season. Let’s just hope he will not be in Carolina, Atlanta, or New Orleans though.