There are a lot of uncertainties in this free agency period but one thing is for sure, Ndamukong Suh wants to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
One of the things that Ndamukong Suh has been notorious for is following the money. Suh has played on four different teams during his eleven-year career, and with each move, he collected more money.
Suh has never been known for his team friendliness and has never taken a hometown discount, so why would he do so with the Buccaneers? Suh now has a Super Bowl ring, the one thing that was missing from his list of achievements in his Hall of Fame career, and the only thing left to do now before he retires is to make a lot of money.
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However, things appear to be changing with Suh. He was interviewed after the Super Bowl, where he said, “… I look forward to the opportunity to continue to play, especially for Tampa.” He also touched on the head coach, Bruce Arians, saying, “Coach B.A. said I’m not going anywhere. And he’s usually a man of his word.” This is a good sign for the Buccaneers because it appears that Suh is somewhat faithful to the organization.
While he is 34 years old, it should come as no surprise that if Suh does decide to test the free agency market, he will get many offers that will be willing to pay him a lot of money. Even though he is getting on up there in age, he still ranked first in a lot of stats in the 2020 season.
Among all defensive tackles, Ndamukong Suh played the most snaps (786), had the sixth most tackles (44), and was tied for first in forced fumbles. He also led all defensive tackles in sacks (6) and quarterback hits (19), while playing in all 16 games.
The mere fact that Suh wants to remain a Buccaneer should make fans want to leap for joy. There is no doubt that he has a past of leaving an organization for a better payday, but as of right now, Suh wants to have a chance to win a second Super Bowl and he knows that Tampa gives him a great chance in achieving that. He said in his interview, “My goal is to come back and have an opportunity to go win another championship”.
As of now, everything appears to be going in the right direction for Suh and the Buccaneers, with both teams having good intentions towards the future. While the intentions are good, the limited cap space can do a lot of damages to good intentions.
Ndamukong Suh is his own agent so he will be the one that barters his next deal. Let’s just hope that he and Jason Licht can close the deal so we can all see #93 back in pewter, and hopefully a Buccaneer for the remainder of his career.