Video: Buccaneers’ Shaq Barrett shows off his basketball skills
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers avoided losing Pro Bowl pass rusher Shaq Barrett this offseason. They did so by placing the team’s franchise tag on him a few weeks earlier. However, the Buccaneers now stand to potentially lose Barrett to another sport altogether as the Tampa Bay edge rusher recently put his basketball skills on full display.
Although Barrett shows some promise here, it is safe to say that the Buccaneers have nothing to worry about in terms of losing the team’s defensive star to the NBA. Especially since the NBA already had a “Shaq” of its own.
By placing the team’s franchise tag on Barrett this offseason, the Buccaneers now have until mid-July to come to terms on a long-term contract with the veteran pass rusher. At the very least, though, the team will retain Barrett’s services through the upcoming 2020. They will have to go through the process once again next offseason if the two sides cannot come to an agreement.