It’s Official: Shaq Barrett Signs His Franchise Tag

July 15th, 2020

Still drinking Cam Newton’s Gatorade

No surprise here.

This was coming for months. And today it’s official. Shaq Barrett signed his franchise tag and will earn just under $16 million this season on a one-year deal.

6 Responses to “It’s Official: Shaq Barrett Signs His Franchise Tag”

  1. SB Says:

    Smart of the Bucs to handle it this way. Who knows if there will be a season.
    I am still trying to figure out if I want to pay for all of my sports channels on DTV this yr. If there is no season, even college-wise, I lose money if those channels are active.
    Nothing compared to what the Bucs Front Office and Shaq have to think about but hey, money is money

  2. stpetebucsfan Says:


    “Who knows if there will be a season.”

    Indeed. Who really knows. Many of us have opinions…I gotta be honest I don’t even have an opinion anymore…I have no idea.

    But I do have this attitude…Que Sera…Sera,whatever will be will be.

    Two companies already testing vaccines with major promise. Like everybody I hope we play.

  3. Jeffbuc Says:

    Sb I feel you I got an email 3 months ago that for being a loyal direct tv customer they are giving me the nfl Sunday ticket max for free. So it’s making me feel that it won’t happen. Tom Brady gronk and free Sunday ticket. To good to be true for a bucs fan

  4. Chris l Says:

    Love the photo tag line haha. Have loved that since beating them in week 2.

  5. Cainishere Says:

    Well Done Shaq!! Lot’s of upside for Shaq out of this move.
    1. Made himself a team player. Teams everywhere want team players.
    his market value will be nice especially if he has a Super bowl worthy season.
    2. He has recognized the power of the team he is working with. Had the 2002 Buccaneers had another Super bowl or two at the time, Sapp probably wouldn’t have left. My point being Barrett would obviously want to try and stay in Tampa to forge himself a HOF career.
    3. If Shaq ever wanted to be loved and wanted then he landed in the right place, why oh why would he give up his throne when a cash-strapped team did all that they could to show him appreciation for his herculean efforts.
    Now there is some things that should be said. the defensive line and LB corps should realistically dominate just about any team presented. Teams are going to try and attack us through the air almost constantly.
    Even though the South has some power runners that plays into our strength.
    This allows JPP and Shaq to rack up mad disruptions. Shaq needs to focus and not let the money cloud his vision because this is his HOF season and probably next year too. EVERY GAME IS THE SUPER BOWL PRACTICE! GO BUCS!!

  6. Mike Johnson Says:

    Shaq will play his role here this season. But he will move on next season. Can’t say I blame him. He’s being cool about it. But I know there is a lot more to why he is unhappy. 50mil might..have something to do with it.