3 Buccaneers whose long-term extensions are already in jeopardy
2. Shaquil Barrett
There’s no doubt that the Buccaneers still want to sign Shaquil Barrett to a long-term deal, but his value has declined at least a little bit- and you can’t really argue that- through the first two games.
Barrett very well could demand top-end edge-rusher money, which is somewhere in the vicinity of $15 million to $22 million per season, but he hasn’t shown to be worthy of that kind of a raise so far.
Through the first two games of the season, Barrett- the NFL sack leader from a year ago- has registered just eight tackles. Part of this is because he is warranting double-teams and special attention from opposing blockers, part of it has just simply been a lack of production.
While there’s no doubt Barrett has a future in Tampa Bay as long as he wants to be here, there very well could be some doubt about him getting a luxurious payday if that kind of production continues.