Buccaneers Are Bringing Back Shaq Barrett!

March 15th, 2021

The sweet music is being played across social media.

Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett will be back for his third season in Tampa Bay, per well-connected JC Cornell of TheDraftNetwork.com, where Bucco Bruce Arians’ son Jake parks his fantasy football podcast. And longtime (former) ESPN reporter Josina Anderson shared that she heard the same directly from Shaq.

The only things that matter when it comes to analyzing Barrett’s value is that he is a 28-year-old durable and consistent pass rusher with low mileage on his legs, a proven playoff performer who can rush from either side and is a vital cog in the NFL’s best run defense.

Joe doesn’t care about the cost. Shaq is not a guy you let walk out of your building when you don’t have edge-rushing depth and your other pass rusher is 32 years old with annual knee issues.

The Bucs made a Super Bowl move today.

Celebrate, Bucs fans!

53 Responses to “Buccaneers Are Bringing Back Shaq Barrett!”

  1. Drunkinybor Says:

    Hell Yeah!!!!!!

  2. Steven007 Says:

    Good news providing he didn’t handcuff us from signing other free agents.

  3. Snook Says:

    Came from Josina Anderson first.

  4. buxsxntkt Says:

    Nice Fast Update Joe !!!!
    You must have been sitting by your computer waiting for this news !
    Great news, now Suh and Succop !

  5. Colin in Canada Says:

    Shaq going for 2!!

  6. Bird Says:

    This is what happens next

    -joe cries for the next 30 minutes straight… then…
    -joe drinks big storm beer for the next 30 days straight

    Just kidding joes.
    Hope bucs kept it under 20 per

  7. Snook Says:

    Took a week or two for Suh to re-sign last season. Don’t expect everyone this week.

  8. mark2001 Says:

    I’d imagine it was a fair deal. And that is the point.

  9. HeyItsAdam Says:

    This is huge. That’s 4 down.

  10. PassingThru Says:

    As I posted a minute ago, get ready for the next wave of contract restructurings.

  11. BucsFan4Life Says:

    BACK TO BACK!!!!!! Yesssssssiiiiirrrrrrrr

  12. Chris Thomas from Heaven Says:

    I told u guys to report it yesterday. Jordanna Barrett has been posting happy pics from the beach on Instagram

  13. dueceswild78 Says:

    LFG Bucs… great news… feels good to be working to keep our own instead of doling out too much cash in the FA crap shoot

  14. SteveK Says:


  15. PassingThru Says:

    It’s easy to hate agents, but Rosenhaus played it well. Obviously Shaq wanted to be back, but this tampering period is a double-edged sword. This move also prevented the Bucs from knocking on other EDGE players’ doors.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Damn….wonder what he’s getting paid.

  17. Cobraboy Says:

    Great Day in Tampa Bay!

    Bowles prolly just squirted.

  18. Adrnagy Says:

    Is not drew. It’s not shaq.

    Bucs likely made Shaq Barrett an offer and made it clear if he doesn’t take it by 12 ET Monday they’re shopping for his replacement.

  19. Adrnagy Says:

    Let’s see numbers. For shaq deal.

    J. White a buc

  20. gbobucsfan Says:

    4 YEARS up to 72 million 36 mil gnteed

  21. gbobucsfan Says:

    4 YEARS up to 72 million 36 mil gnteed
    That’s from Schefter

  22. Casual Observer Says:

    “Joe doesn’t care about the cost.” ? Hard to rationalize that statement. But we’ll see how many other (if any, fingers crossed) free agents this signing costs.

  23. August 1976 Buc Says:

    YEAH!!!! The BIG SHAQ ATTACK IS BACK BABY! Keeping their DOMNINANT front 7. Now Suh and Succop. Every other team in the league is not happy about this. Time to Dominate the 2021 season!! SANITY HAS PREVAILED!!! GO BUCS!!!!!

  24. Chris Thomas from Heaven Says:

    Todd Bowles is having multiple prostate orgasms right now

  25. mark2001 Says:

    4 years, 72 million…18 mil. a year. Sounds fair to me.

  26. PassingThru Says:

    That’s a team-friendly deal. I mentioned a few weeks ago that very team-friendly was in the $17 million to $18 million range. This hits the mark.

  27. Adrnagy Says:

    Go to spoctrac.

  28. Hobbes Says:

    Schefter tweeted “Buccaneers are giving Shaq Barrett a four-year deal worth up $72 million that includes $36 million fully guaranteed, his agent @DrewJRosenhaus told ESPN”

    really low compared to the rumors……good news for the Bucs!!!

  29. Adrnagy Says:

    4 yrs. 17$m yr. 68m.

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    Thanks gbobucsfan .

  31. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    All you trashing Shaq in previous threads… please exit the thread now

  32. Bird Says:

    Adam Schefter
    Buccaneers are giving Shaq Barrett a four-year deal worth up $72 million that includes $36 million fully guaranteed, his agent
    told ESPN



    I called that and got laughed at

  33. Steven007 Says:

    If those numbers are accurate then that’s a fair deal all the way around.


    4 yrs 72mil

  35. Bird Says:

    18 mil per is the brady discount

  36. Brandon Jeff Says:

    I think this was a very smart move. My limit had been 19 million, which I think is fair for one year. Locking him up for four years enabled us to get him at 18 million which is less than what the tag would’ve cost. If we had tagged him this year he would have become way more expensive to sign next year. We now have him Locked in through our foreseeable window.

  37. unbelievable Says:

    Helllllllllllllll yeah!

  38. sgrd0q Says:

    @Bird – this is exactly what it is – the Brady discount.

  39. mbacpa5 Says:

    The band is back together!

  40. mark2001 Says:

    Cap hit this year? A little over 5 mil.

  41. Cobraboy Says:

    Gotta get Suh & Succop now.

  42. mark2001 Says:

    Fournette, White or Williams as well.

  43. Waterboy Says:

    This leaves close to $10 mil left on cap which means Succop, Suh and Gronk plus all other lower tier FAs can fit under what is left. I still think Fournette signs elsewhere and one of OJ/Brate ends up leaving. We likely sign White rb to a cheap 1 year deal and possibly another vet lb/DL to a cap friendly deal. We then build depth in draft, possibly trading current picks to future years when additional roster spots will be open! This will be the deepest team in the NFL by far after the roster cutting the Chiefs have already done

  44. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Hell F#%K Yeah

    Go Bucs!!!

  45. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    No doubt we gotta bring them both back!

  46. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    We can pick-up additional cap space by extending Ryan Jensen.
    Since he’s in the last year of his contract.

  47. DaBux Says:

    That should help keeping Suh and Nacho. Oh man is this going to be a fun offseason now.

  48. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    How long we have waited for this franchise to be this respectable?

    SuperBowl winners, Free Agent Winners. Draft Winners.
    Keeping our core winners.

    It all stills seems like a dream.
    Like this is how other pro teams operated, but not the Bucs.

    Greatest time to be a Buc Fan!!!!!

  49. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Wow, awesome, was hoping,but definitely didn’t expect that,how many peoples day is made today,thats awesome guys

  50. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Sign Suh,succup, James white and find another rb in the draft

  51. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    Oh and definitely GRONK

  52. Ne+ bucs fan Says:

    And AB lol

  53. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I was wrong, I said we should have Tagged him instead of Godwin.
    I am so happy he is back!