Ndamukong Suh’s one-year deal with Buccaneers set to be worth $9.25 million
The Bucs recently parted ways with defensive tackle Gerald McCoy after nine seasons with the team. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, both sides have agreed to a deal worth up to $10 million for the 2019 NFL season.
Buccaneers officially have reached agreement with former Rams’ DT Ndamukong Suh on a one-year, $9.25 million deal that with incentives is worth up to $10 million, per source.
Schefter added that Tampa Bay essentially used McCoy’s contract to bring in Suh and defensive end Shaquil Barrett.
In the end, the Buccaneers’ wind up trading Gerald McCoy’s $13 million in salary for DT Ndamukong Suh and DE Shaquil Barrett, who are going to combine to cost Tampa Bay $13 million this season.
This certainly seems like an even trade for the Bucs. There is no question that McCoy’s presence will be heavily missed in Tampa Bay. He had long served as their anchor on defense and new head coach Bruce Arians was initially optimistic about bringing him back. Although they ultimately decided to part ways, the Bucs were able to find a viable replacement.
Suh is coming off a rather underwhelming year in Los Angeles. While he struggles to make a huge impact during the regular season, he managed to step up his game in the playoffs and proved to be every bit of the run-stuffer he used to be. The veteran may not be as effective as he used to be, but his presence could shore up some much-needed experience up front in 2019.