Derrick Brooks’ Role In Kwon’s Contract?

March 11th, 2019

Allow Joe to take you back to November when The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports, columnist Ira Kaufman, penned a column about Derrick Brooks and the 49ers general manager, Bucs legend John Lynch.

More specifically, it was about Lynch endorsing his Hall of Fame friend and trusted colleague for an NFL general manager job.

You can click above and read it. Lynch noted how he talks football regularly with Brooks, who stays very close to the game as an NFL appeals officer, in addition to his TAMPA TWO duties and serving as a mentor to guys like America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, in addition to Kwon Alexander and others.

Yes, that Kwon Alexander, the former Bucs linebacker who just broke the freakin’ bank with a contract from Lynch.

As Joe drinks beer on this beautiful spring day, Joe can’t help but wonder what kind of endorsement Brooks gave Lynch when it came to Kwon. Joe has to think Kwon got Brooks’ blessing in a big way.

Joe has little doubt Kwon will be successful in San Francisco. But is he worth $13 million+ per season? Joe’s wouldn’t bet a nickel that Kwon lives up to that money.

55 Responses to “Derrick Brooks’ Role In Kwon’s Contract?”

  1. Mr Lucky Says:

    Sorry but Kwon just is NOT worth that type of $ – very few linebackers are.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Wow….that really makes our deal with LVD look like a bargain.

  3. AlteredEgo Says:

    I had been wondering about that link too….
    “Joe’s wouldn’t bet a nickel that Kwon lives up to that money.”….even if Kwon plays close to the money but is a steady piece in the SF49er defense… allows Lynch to address other positions in the draft…so it is a win win for Lynch…IMO….as opposed to the Bucs where is becomes a lose ..lose…now Licht has to address the LB position along with all the other needs

  4. Couch Fan Says:

    Especially after coming off his injury? Huge gamble by Lynch.

  5. Nano Says:

    Kwon is not a 13 million dollar linebacker
    Joe is right wouldn’t take a bet on that

  6. Steven007 Says:

    he essentially needs to be an all pro, not a pro bowler which is a joke, to justify that contract. And for more than one year.

  7. DBS Says:

    If he got Brooks’ blessing for that keep him away from the Bucs. No wonder the Storm folded.

  8. The Buc Realist Says:

    Now that the “build and scheme around gmc” experiment is over, It makes one wonder why they wanted KA58 back to scheme that he would not fit????????????????

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. FireJasonLicht Says:

    Would much rather have CJ Mosley for that kinda cash. Good luck to you Kwon

  10. SB Says:

    I’m hearing from a pretty well dialed in Steelers fan I know that they are hot for Humphries!

  11. BrianBucs Says:


    I heard that also, along with the Colts

  12. doolnutts Says:

    I am bummed we were unable to keep Kwon… But imo Licht did the right thing here… Kwon is not worth 13.5 million a year. I liked him and he had a great story being drafted in the 4rth but 13.5 million is just insane.

  13. Gambelero Says:

    The relative value of different positions is in a state of flux. A 100% of downs LB has been one of the positions that’s been undervalued in recent years. Juxtapose that to the new hybrid safety linebacker systems (ala SanDiego against Lamar Jackson).

  14. Arian Nation Says:

    Kwon was an average LB but a great team mate.

    Weed is legal in Cali, Kwon better watch those pee tests.

  15. BrianBucs Says:

    Look out for Devin White, LB from LSU in the 1st round to the Bucs

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Who was just telling me yesterday that Kwon wasn’t that good, he wasn’t the top LB available and wouldn’t get paid and the Bucs would bring him back at like $5m for a year?


    Again I show why I’m the MVP and the message board leader.

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    If our jerseys weren’t so ugly I’d already put down an advance for a Devin White.

  18. BucsFIRE Says:

    I respect greatly the opinions of many posters here on JBF who have concerns about Kwon’s abilities.

    Doesn’t it bother you a LITTLE BIT, though,,, if Derrick Brooks says otherwise?
    It would concern me.

  19. Jmarkbuc Says:

    That’s some pretty far out dot connecting Joe…

  20. Jmarkbuc Says:


    “As Joe drinks beer on this beautiful spring day, JOE CAN”T HELP BUT WONDER what kind of endorsement Brooks gave Lynch when it came to Kwon. JOE HAS TO THINK Kwon got Brooks’ blessing in a big way”

    Inferring that Brooks had ANYTHING to say to John Lynch is a stretch.

    Joe is just supposing with his beer goggles on apparently

  21. Jmarkbuc Says:



  22. Bird Says:

    He is the highest paid inside linebacker in the nfl
    13.5 per year.

    Are you kidding me?

    Every player in the nfl should want drew rosenhouse as agent
    He pulled the biggest magic trick in the nfl in a long time.

    He was average and coming off acl. John Lynch is in California now where weed is legal. He has been hitting it hard for that deal. Wow. That’s absurd.

  23. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Kwon isn’t worth that money even at 100% health, let alone coming off a major ACL injury. Major headscratcher by the 49ers…

  24. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Landon Collins getting $14M a year on 6 year deal.

    Honestly glad the Bucs can’t be big players this year because all these deals are sounding quite ridiculous.

    Get hungry vets in the 2nd / 3rd wave. Don’t lose your compensatory potential by wasting $$ on a big over-inflated contract. Use the 2019-2020 drafts to rebuild this 3-4 defense. DL / OL emphasis in 2019 since that’s the strength of the draft. And use 2019 to evaluate your secondary further to see if it needs addressing in 2020.

  25. BFFL Says:

    Bucs should finally be getting a compensatory pick next year

  26. AlteredEgo Says:

    Jmarkbuc Says:
    March 11th, 2019 at 3:18 pm
    That’s some pretty far out dot connecting Joe…
    No it is not….they talk football and Bucs and I am sure Lynch heard #55 speak highly of him as a LB…nothing nefarious …only that #47 knew #55 thought highly of Kwon…

  27. Bird Says:

    Rodd munch

    That means nothing.
    Someone gave mike glennon 19 mil to be their qb.
    Doesn’t mean he was worth half that.

    The numbers justify absolutely nothing.

  28. BucsFIRE Says:

    Jmarkbuc Says:
    “Joe is just supposing with his beer goggles on apparently”


    LOL you might be right man.
    Some Beer Goggles actually sound pretty good right about now.
    Work day almost over…

  29. DB55 Says:

    Kwon is worth 13.5 mil if and only if he had 16 other brothers. Too soon?

  30. SCBucsFan Says:

    People… people… people…. no one knows about compensation picks until we see if we sign anyone of note. If we do, we lose the pick.

  31. BucsFIRE Says:

    BFFL Says:
    “Bucs should finally be getting a compensatory pick next year”


    I heard that yes, we will be getting a 3rd round compensatory pick next year.
    Don’t know for sure if it is accurate, but I hope so.

  32. SOEbuc Says:

    The Butkus award winning Devin White. Already got the nickname…Buc Butkus lol.

  33. BucsFIRE Says:

    ^^ Ok thanks SC, I didn’t really know for sure. That makes sense. The way it is going, it looks pretty good though, lol.

  34. Rod Munch Says:

    Bird…. your logic… create fake news narrative that Kwon sucks… then when fake narrative is proven fake just double down on it and claim everyone else is stupid, except for you of course…

    You should work for the St Pete Times.

    Anywho everyone should be glad Kwon, if he was leaving anyways, got a huge deal. The Bucs might finally get a comp pick for the first time in many many years…

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    BucsFIRE – “I heard that yes, we will be getting a 3rd round compensatory pick next year.”

    Anyone saying that is fake news, the Bucs might get something but we have no idea what it might be since we still have to wait and see who the Bucs sign. Also I’m not sure if Kwon’s salary, because it’s only 4-years, will be enough to get that 3rd rounder, but maybe.

    But it’s all for not if the Bucs go and sign someone big themselves, then they get nothing.

    Or if Licht signs his normal yearly allotment of three garbage 3rd rate defensive lineman from other teams, I’m not sure if that will offset what the Bucs would get or not.

    In any case the point is we have no idea if the Bucs get a comp pick until the end of FA at the earliest, and really won’t know until the picks are announced since the NFL uses from secret nonsense formula to calculate it.

  36. stpetebucsfan Says:

    If we get a compensatory pick that’s just icing on the cake.

    We are finally using the Patriots method. They let all their high priced (read overpaid) free agents walk…they scarf up draft picks like a vacuum cleaner…and then they make young picks work out on rookie salaries and find “cheaper” sleeper FA’s.

    White projects as a much better MLB than Kwon…15lbs bigger, stronger, more athletic and almost a half second faster in the 40, and a lot cheaper for the next few years. I’m tired of tiny LB’s.

  37. The Buc Realist Says:

    Quick, lets trade gmc for a 3rd while the 49ers are in such a magnanimous mood!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 season will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Bird Says:

    Rodd munch

    Typical you. That’s your stiche . You think you are always right. And call people idiot

    You thank them for sharing. And call them cupcake.
    And tell them to jump off a bridge.

    Only you think Kwon is elite . Well and John Lynch.
    Dude. What a hypocrite
    We get it. You are the Dos Equis guy. The most Interesting man in the world.

  39. Bird Says:

    An never said Kwon was garbage.

    Used average and coming off acl. What s the fake news about that.

    Yah. He is he highest paid inside linebacker in the nfl. So that means he is the best. Keep believing that.

    He can’t even hold Lavonte ‘s jock on the Bucs over the years

  40. Costa Rica John Says:

    Time to let a few free agents walk so we can get those compensatory picks. We are in cap hell so we need to build through the draft this year. I’m going to trust in the new coaching staff and believe they can coach up the players we have.

  41. Rod Munch Says:

    Bird – LOL! Talk about triggered. Anywho I don’t think I’m always right, I am always right, there is a difference.

    Anywho I’ve literally said, last year, that the Bucs should try to resign Kwon if they can, but he shouldn’t get more than David since he’s a tier below David. However, in FA, prices go WAY up. If you think there was only one team in on David, and Lynch bid against him, then you’re just a dope. Kwon isn’t an elite, but in FA you pay guys based on the market, not if you deem them worthy of your personal opinion.

  42. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    SB Says:
    “I’m hearing from a pretty well dialed in Steelers fan I know that they are hot for Humphries!”

    Where the head coach bullies players who don’t kneel. :/

  43. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Rod is a stable genius!

  44. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    Again I show why I’m the MVP and the message board leader.

    We’re not worthy!

  45. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Bird Says:
    “You are the Dos Equis guy. The most Interesting man in the world.”

    “I don’t often pee in the woods; but when I do, I pee Dos Exis.”

  46. Rod Munch Says:

    “Stpetebucsfan Says:
    March 9th, 2017 at 8:49 am
    I am not worried about DJAX’s ego. Koetter and #3 are no nonsense no b s kind of guys. I believe they’ll work with him just fine.

    One thing a WR absolutely, positively has to have is the support of his QB. If he alienates his QB no more balls in his direction. Although the way Koetter handled ASJ in training camp shows that no matter how high the draft pick..or FA…Koetter will play only the best players. DJAX will be fine.”


    At least you’re consistent St Pete – consistently wong that is. ZING!

  47. Rod Munch Says:

    Barack’s Crack Pipe – Oh you flirt!

  48. stpetebucsfan Says:

    That’s right Rod. Not all of us can be “Stable Geniuses”.

    Talk about triggered! You searched back TWO freaking years to find that. LMAO Hope it was worth it Stable Genius.

  49. ERIC Says:

    Losing Hump, Kwon, etc… wil net us great comp pics next season. We are basically trading them fir 3-4th rounders next year and salary cap relief this year. I hope Hump gets paid BIG! Any other unrestricted FA that sign elsewhere will help too as long as we don’t replace them with other high priced FA aquisitions. Let’s see what our core can do and keep building for the future while becoming relevant and competing hard this season.

  50. Rod Munch Says:

    ERIC – Again, that assumes the Bucs don’t sign anyone, and I think that’s very unlikely, Licht loves all those garbage 3rd tier players, and he’ll probably sign a bunch which will completely undo any comp picks.

    We shall see…

  51. BigMacAttack Says:

    Lynch will regret that $13mil. Way overpaid for a LB off major injury. Kwon is fast but not quick. His reactions and instincts are still at College speed. We won’t miss him.

  52. BigMacAttack Says:

    I think Mason Foster would do well with Todd Bowles. Good experienced backup LB.

  53. joestang Says:

    Kwon hit the lottery he will never live up to that contract.

  54. B-Rad Says:

    SOEbuc Says:
    If our jerseys weren’t so ugly I’d already put down an advance for a Devin White.

    Hilarious as we do have the worst uniforms in the NFL. Definitely ready for a change, cut everybody now and start fresh with lots of cap room.

  55. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Quite possible Brooks said to Lynch that Kwan would be a really good outside linebacker and not a middle backer as some of us have said previously.