Won’t Break The Bank

February 15th, 2020

Shaq will get his.

Don’t worry, Bucs free agent/sack king Shaq Barrett is going to a very wealthy young man in a few weeks.

And the likely ownership group who will unlock a vault for Shaq is Team Glazer. But Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report thinks the Bucs have a bit of leverage on Shaq, despite him setting a Bucs’ franchise record for sacks with 19.5 in his first full year as a starter.

Since he has only one season of elite production, Barrett isn’t likely to reset the market for pass-rushers. However, the Buccaneers should have close to $80 million in cap space and can afford to offer him a lucrative, incentive-laden deal.

Combine that with Shaq stating publicly that he wants to stay in Tampa, it is unlikely Shaq breaks the bank.

But rest assured, if he doesn’t goof up, Shaq will have generational money for his family. Given Shaq’s road to the NFL and how good of a dude he is, he’s the kind of guy you root for to be rewarded as he will be.

17 Responses to “Won’t Break The Bank”

  1. BrianBucs Says:

    Pay the man. He’s the kind of player that you want on your team

  2. JustBucNwin Says:

    He’s worth breaking the bank for as a player and person!

  3. Bculaw Says:

    Pay him and JPP. Those guys are culture changers on that defense.

  4. Bculaw Says:

    Keep the defense. Shore up the O-line. Find a productive RB. Put less pressure on the QB and don’t break the bank on whoever that QB is. Draft a QB in round 2 or 3 to groom (I like Fromm and Hurts as developmental QBs with their leadership and smarts).

    And I’m a Winston supporter.

  5. Ndog Says:

    Wayne Haddix that’s all I’m saying. Just be careful.

  6. TOM Says:

    Defense #1 priority.

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    I suspect he knows a great % of his success is based on the DT’s and JPP.

    Breaking the bank causingvone of those guys to be released is not to his benefit long term.

    Smart guy.

  8. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Put a C on his jersey next year. He is a leader.

  9. Defense Rules Says:

    Cobraboy … Exactly. Without a strong DLine to free him up, Shaq’s production would suffer. Same goes for our LBs & Secondary … without that dominant DLine, they don’t get to feast either. It all starts in the trenches.

  10. ModHairKen Says:

    Pay the man fairly.

  11. Mr. Reality Says:

    He’s got to be excited…but this guy has earned it. Unlike Jameis Winston who had it all handed to him need he only keep his nose clean off the field and learn to make decisions on the field as well….and thew it all away.

    So many of the NFL players are overpaid compared to what they actually bring society, but that’s the market, we’re capitalists in the USA (for now, hopefully always), and if someone gets to make it big for doing his job, Shaq deserves it.

  12. BucEmUp Says:

    Keep him and jpp.If suh leaves it will.suck but Vea is a complete monster and is near un blockable

  13. Big_Buc$ Says:

    I say since he has only one year of high productivity issue the franchise tag. That’s still life changing money for one season. If his production goes down you have even more leverage but I think he will get a deal done even if Drew is his agent. I cant see him holding out if he gets the franchise tag.

  14. Buczilla Says:

    Spot on with your last sentence.

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Incentives should be a part of every deal they sign.

  16. Matt Says:

    Lol he’s not a captain settle down boys. He has a positive vibe and is likeable but struggles to elaborate a clear message in interviews. Not knocking him he had a helluva year but doesn’t have the type of communication skills to be a team captain.

    This contract does need to be incentive based. Give him 14-15 base will incentives to cap at 19m/.

    Defense is our number 1A priority for sure, our number 1 priority is our offensive line, especially a right tackle.

  17. Mister Negative Nancy Says:

    Give him every dime now penciled in for Winston.