Buccaneers projected three big contract signings following 2020 season
Tampa Bay Buccaneers projected three big contract signings following 2020 season
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to have some decisions to make following the 2020 season.
The Buccaneers have several big names coming up who will become free-agents and a few others who will be seeking a contract extension. While we’d love to see Tampa Bay keep this team intact and just add more pieces to it, we all know that’s not how the NFL works.
Each year, a franchise has to make decisions on who to keep and who to move on from. The Bucs have two major names inside the Pro Football Focus Top 50 who will be up for a contract renewal at the end of this year.
Pro Football Focus ranked the top 50 free agents for the 2021 class and had three Buccaneers listed, all being predicted to re-sign with Tampa
PFF had three Bucs listed in its rankings of the top 50 2021 free agents and all three were predicted to re-sign with Tampa Bay.
Here’s a look at where they’re ranked and how much PFF has them signing for:
- 2: Chris Godwin (signing the franchise tag- a deal isn’t reached before 2021 season starts)
- 8: Lavonte David (signing 3-year, $40 million deal)
- 10: Shaquil Barrett (signing 4-year, $68 million deal)
The Godwin deal is estimated to end up being worth around $22 million per year- according to PFF- when he does sign an extension and that would put the Bucs owing him somewhere in the ballpark of $110 million over five years.
As far as the other two defenders, you’re talking about around $13 million per year for David and about $17 million per year for Barrett.
Both those number seem about spot-on for what the two upcoming free-agents will likely ask for and it will be interesting to see how the negotiations progress when we do get into free-agency just a few months from now.