The Future Of Kwon

July 18th, 2018

Reveals career wish.

If one is to take a gander past the 2018 season, there are all sorts of question marks with the Bucs.

First, there are the contracts of Donovan Smith, Ali Marpet and Kwon Alexander. Making up two-thirds of the grand slam draft of Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht in 2015, they are three critical pieces to the near future of the Bucs.

Oh, and of course there is the matter of America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, too. The fourth of the top four draft picks in 2015. You know, the grand slam?

Jameis had his fifth year picked up. Whether Jameis sees that fifth year is unknown. Alexander, Marpet and Smith will be free agents, unless re-signed before the 2019 free agency dinner bell rings March 13.

It is also unknown what those three want to do with their careers. Well, at least it is unknown about Marpet and Smith. We do know about Alexander.

In recent days, Instagram added a new feature on its Instagram Stories — basically Instagram videos — where followers can ask questions of those they follow. Yesterday, one of Kwon’s followers asked him directly if he would ever leave.

Kwon’s answer was equally direct.

“Hope not!” Kwon responded.

That says a lot about Kwon. A lot of players, with the Bucs’ largely sorry history in the post-Chucky era, might want to jump ship. Maybe even play for Bill Belicheat and have a really good shot at a ring.

It seems Kwon wants to finish what he started here with the Bucs. Sort of that same mentality Warren Sapp had when he first came to Tampa Bay: Turn the Yucs into winners.

37 Responses to “The Future Of Kwon”

  1. Buddy Says:

    Now that’s a LEADER! Well Done Sir, Well Done…

  2. Lord Cornelius Says:

    He & Lavonte need to play better this year. Injuries really seemed to effect them in 2017; and they should finally have a good D-line rotation playing in front of them.

  3. DayOnePaul Says:

    Which is the real Kwon? The pre-banned-substance-bust beast? Or the injured, sackless, non-impactful mediocre player we saw last year. Ya gotta love the kid, but he isn’t done proving himself, other than in spurts, and at what level when he’s clean. This is what will determine whether he gets a second contract here.

  4. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    see how this year goes but he is an ok LB in a horrible defense, see what happens this year, beckwith was way better than kwon in the middle

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Personally, I think Lavonte David will be one of those surprise cuts next year in order to free some cap room. Or the following year.

    Licht must be stocking up on LBs for a reason, and I doubt Kwon and Kendall are going anywhere anytime soon.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Kwon, Smith & Marpet…..two thirds?……seems like the math is off a bit Joe.

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Dusthty Rhothdes, Beckwith was nowhere near as good as Kwon. lol

    He’s here to replace David, not Kwon.

  8. zzbuc Says:

    I hope Marpet and Kwon stay…..Smith didn’t show anything to be optimistic …He is an average player at best…….I hope our GM doesn’t give him a big check!!!!

  9. ndog Says:

    So just asking but did Dallas get rid of Elliott, did Pittsburgh get rid of Big Ben, did the Ravens get rid of Ray Lewis, did Minn. cut Randy Moss. I mean we are seriously talking about parting ways with our starting QB who was the first overall pick in the entire Draft over a 3 game suspension? I mean what is going on around here, he would get picked up by another team in like 6 seconds and kill us and everyone else for next 15 years. Of course all the while we will continue to get our brains beat in because we have a QB that never had any issues but cant play a lick.

  10. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Another mediocre to good player that will flourish once he escapes the black hole that is the worst franchise in professional sports.

  11. bucsfaninchina Says:

    Google his ridiculous back tat. Dude doesn’t want to go anywhere

  12. jmarkbuc Says:


    was this article about JW? I get that you have a Jaboo bromance but damn, give it a rest.

  13. Lord Cornelius Says:



    I had no idea. I guess he could edit over it and change the # / uniform but yeah for his sake I hope he’s a Buc for life haha

  14. Dooshlarue Says:


    You can stop with the “worst winning % in professional sports” BS as it relates to the Bucs.
    I got tired of hearing that nonsense and did a quick check:

    The Bucs’ all-time win % is .399
    The Minnesota Timberwolves are .397.

    Shut up and find a new team to root against.

  15. Dooshlarue Says:

    …..and surprisingly, every other team in our division has an under .500 % all-time winning %.
    I think it ranges from .426 for the Falcons, .440 for Saints and .467 for the Panthers.
    All of those teams have been to a SuperBowl, but only 2 have won.

    Again, STFU.

  16. John B Says:

    He and LVD should have monster numbers with the line in front of them – with their speed should both have double digit TFL, about 5 sacks each and a pick or two – throw in a couple FF downfield likethey have both repeatedly done

    BBeckwith doesn’t hold a candle to either of these two – no where near the altheticism or quickness but he is a thicker run first LB which we need at SAM

    I have always thought Quan would make a great Will – he could get 10 mil on the open market – gonna be tough to sign all of them

  17. Architek Says:

    Starting to look like Keon should be the team leader – not the quarterback.

  18. Architek Says:


  19. Gambelero Says:

    I think Kwon’s going to have a great year with all the new space eaters in front of him. I’d negotiate an early extension if I was the Glazers. Waiting might cost them dearly.

  20. SB Says:

    Kwon, LVD, and Beckwith should be the major beneficiaries of a Much improved Pass Rush!
    Pash Rush Is the Camshaft of the Deffense.

  21. Gruden4President Says:

    I would sign all 3 of these guys at a reasonable price. I wouldnt break the bank for any of them but i would pay them what they are worth. Ali and Kwon both 5th highest paid at there position and Donovan 10 or 11 th highest paid Lt. Jameis we already picked up his option. Whatevers done is done and I by no means agree with what he did pr didnt do. He shouldnt have put himself in thst position but we can all agree Ben Rothlesberger situation was much worse and he turned out alright. Why not JW?

  22. Defense Rules Says:

    @Bonzai … “Beckwith was nowhere near as good as Kwon. lol. He’s here to replace David, not Kwon.” Not in this defense he’s not Bonzai. David & Kwon have similar skillsets, but not Beckwith (among other things, he lacks the speed that the other 2 have). I agree with Dusthty … Beckwith has better potential at MLB. Size matters.

  23. BrianBucs Says:


    Agree 100%. The LB crew will benefit greatly from the new D-Line additions. Really like Kwon. Hope he gains a little weight though

  24. WutdaBucisthis Says:

    Really I could care less about that right now. Let them play a game first. Sweet damn yo. I’m a BUCS fan. Not a fan of any player… play for the BUCS, I fu€ks with. Second they’re gone… see ya.
    Next man up
    2018 NO EXCUSES

  25. Joe Says:

    So just asking but did Dallas get rid of Elliott, did Pittsburgh get rid of Big Ben, did the Ravens get rid of Ray Lewis, did Minn. cut Randy Moss. I mean we are seriously talking about parting ways with our starting QB who was the first overall pick in the entire Draft over a 3 game suspension? I mean what is going on around here, he would get picked up by another team in like 6 seconds and kill us and everyone else for next 15 years. Of course all the while we will continue to get our brains beat in because we have a QB that never had any issues but cant play a lick.


  26. Tampaspicer Says:

    This is the year that decides a lot about the Bucs future. WHo we sign, who we cut, and who we let walk. I don’t think we can sign everyone to long term contracts after this year.

  27. WestminsterCoBucsFan Says:

    Beckwith is not David’s replacement. If anything, Kwon moves to the weak side and Beckwith takes the mike. Beckwith isn’t fast enough to take the weak side and is way more suited to take the middle/strong side. I understand where you’re coming from… but Beckwith can’t be David’s replacement on the weak side. Just sayin…
    Go Kwon…Go Bucs

  28. Bob in Valrico Says:

    this is why Beckwith would be a bad move to replace LVD or Kwan:

    WEAKNESSES Inconsistent taking on second-level blocks. Is good with his hands but will default to run around or “olé” approaches at times. Athleticism and agility are very average. Could struggle playing sideline to sideline. Has some straight-line burst but takes awhile to unlock hips and chase to the sideline. Plays way too tall. High center of gravity slows his ability to redirect. Missed tackle total too high over last three years. Pad level hinders ability to break down in space and change direction to wrangle shifty running backs. Stiffness in space could spell doom if asked to cover backs out of the backfield. Torn ACL in bowl preparation will damage his stock.

    Taken from NFL draft analysis.

  29. Bob in Valrico Says:

    @ Joe
    Lost post,but system knows it a duplicate,what gives?

  30. Bucsfanman Says:

    Bob- I really thought you more aptly described Kwon’s play with that description.
    It’s easy to forget Beckwith was a rookie last year. With our LB situation, I would say LVD is the odd man out with Kwon sliding to his side and Beckwith in the middle. Theoretically, it’d be nice to keep all three, but I don’t see that happening.
    Of course, all this is pure conjecture at this point!

  31. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Kwan is not your typical big bodied ,run stuffing MLB but his threee INT’s say he is good in coverage. He also injured his hamstring which could easily affect

    his speed he played even after the injury. If Beckwith moves to MLB eventhough
    I agree thats his best position,teams will be looking to create mismatches with him. Speedier receivers shoud have the advantage IMO.

  32. Alphabucfan Says:

    Thank you for that comment joe I agree 200% no one is perfect we all make mistakes some more than other it’s called life he’s human

  33. Kobe Faker Says:

    “LOL! Poor Kwonie is broke and wants to get paid like the others”

    “All that jewelry and red hair dye and he is flat broke”

    “Our redheaded matador is too inconsistent to be the leader of any defense”

    Kobe Faker

  34. Bob in Valrico Says:

    While Kwan does miss tackles and he might not be big enough to play MLB,
    few would question his speed and agility when healthy. Don’t get me wrong,
    Beckwith played well as a rookie and he covered for both Kwan and LVD when injured. But I do think his athleticism may put him at a disadvantage in

  35. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Thats funny,don’t think you will get rich selling your intellectually property,
    but comedic relief is right up your alley.
    But I have to agree Kwan can be inconsistent ,mostly in the tackling dept.
    There is also a parallel to the leader of our offense,both would do well to
    let their play do their talking.

  36. Bucsfanman Says:

    Bob- Yea, I agree. He does make up for some inefficiencies with his athleticism. Also, being that our d-line has been historically undersized, Beckwith might get eaten up by 2nd level blocking. That said, we did get a LOT bigger up front. I think this will really open things up for LVD, Kwon, and Beck.
    IF Beck were to replace Kwon at MLB, I could see him coming off on passing downs like the “old-school” MLBs used to, and be replaced with the faster Kwon.
    Again, I’d like to see us keep them all but that is just a pipe dream, business-wise anyway!

  37. Bob in Valrico Says:

    I am with you Fanman, losing any LB’s most probably degrade our defense.
    Especially since the backups have also had injuries at times.