Lavonte David On Deck?

March 9th, 2020

Paying the man (again?).

Now here is an interesting curveball.

At the combine last month in Indianapolis, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht and Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians made it clear this offseason was all about defense first, then getting around to a quarterback.

Given a tidbit that Jeremy Fowler of BSPN snuck into a deep dive on Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, the Bucs sure weren’t kidding.

It seems, per Fowler, the Bucs will try to extend stud linebacker Lavonte David before the 2020 season begins.

[T]he team has expressed interest in re-signing linebacker Lavonte David to a new deal this offseason, according to a source. He has one year left on his contract.

Per Spotrac, David is expected to make $10,750,000 this season, the final year of his current contract. His current salary has David as the seventh-highest paid inside linebacker (when he signed his current contract, he was an outside linebacker).

Joe will guess David’s salary won’t go up much. If the NFLPA approves the proposed CBA this week, that is likely when the Bucs start talking turkey with David, 30, about an extension.

Joe knows for a fact Arians absolutely loves David and was upset when David was shafted yet again from a Pro Bowl nod.

19 Responses to “Lavonte David On Deck?”

  1. Easy Says:

    The guy deserves ever penny he is paid. Hope he retires a Buccaneer when he hangs up his cleats!

  2. Bird Says:

    Mike evans the most consistent player on offense
    Lavonte the most consistent player on defense

    It will just extend contact for another year or 2 at same price
    Smart move

    He hasnt showed any signs of slowing down

  3. ModHairKen Says:

    Why re-sign him? Let him go. He’s not a winner. He’s a placeholder. No sacred cows.

  4. Cobraboy Says:

    David will one day be in the Ring of Honor.

  5. AtlBucs Says:

    They are moving David’s money around to make room for Jameis!! Yayyyyyy!

  6. NOLES Says:

    Modhair Ken

    You are kidding right…. because if you are not then we just won’t take your opinion seriously.. LVD is the antithesis to what you wrote

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    Lvd is nothing more than cancer93s mentally weak sidekick. He is so overrated 1 good season under schiano and 1/2 a good year last year.

    Cant win titles with mentally weak leadership

  8. Matt Says:

    Lvd is a great Robin. Terrible Batman but great Robin. He is a solid player and makes splash plays but is only a hype machine with no clear message for the team. Deserves every penny but he’s not top 5 he’s top 8-10. Definitely lock him Him up for a few more years for current pay or slightly lower before this new CBA hits.

  9. BucsNation08 Says:

    Come on Tmax, I actually agree with alot of what you say but your take on David is awful, David is a beast for us and will go down as the 2nd best linebacker in bucs history

  10. Bucodan01 Says:

    L David is everywhere on the field. He is always involved with most plays. Keep him he is the heart of our D.

  11. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Would love to see it.

    #54 has played at a high level and given his heart & soul to the BUCS for quite awhile now. He seems to be developing into a big time leader, as well.

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    Probably a money-saving move, maybe free up more cap space. I’m just kind of “meh” on LVD. He’s been good, I wouldn’t say great. I think I would like to see him in this defense one more year before making the decision to extend him though.

  13. Brandon Davidson Says:

    Tmaxcon you are the biggest idiot I have ever had the witness of seeing on here u blindly follow Jameis with his d*#$ in your mouth but bad mouth every other player go to another team nobody needs poor excuse for fans like you lavonte has had plenty of good years you are a moron

  14. ModHairKen Says:

    Brandon Davidson, I get that you don’t agree with Tmax, but you have to at least admit that if he could “blindly follow Jameis,” with Jameis’ “d*#$” in his mouth, that would make Jameis amazingly well-endowed.

  15. bojim Says:

    He deserves getting into the playoffs too.

  16. Locked In Says:

    I would say the definition of mentally weak loser mentality is trolling on a bucs blog day after day. I hope LVD retires as a Buccaneer.

  17. ModHairKen Says:

    Locked In, your self-reflection is refreshing, but your self-loathing is unhealthy. Get some help, buddy, and keep reading!

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    LVD is still gonna be bustin heads till he’s 35+ years old or pull a Brady and get to 40. He’s a leader of the defense. Wrap him up asap.

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:


    “Lvd is a great Robin. Terrible Batman but great Robin.”

    No problemo…the Bucs drafted Batman with their top pick last year.