Example Of Shaq Barrett’s Value

March 15th, 2021

Celebration day.

If there was no salary cap to worry about and Joe told you T.J. Watt was available as a free agent and wanted to play for the Bucs, fans would likely say, “Give him a blank check.”

Yet the Bucs already have Watt. They just re-signed him.

Jeff Kerr of CBS Sports lays out the numbers that Shaq is basically the NFC’s version of Watt, the Steelers’ Pro Bowl edge rusher.

Joe is just blown away by the fact Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht got Shaq at such a discount, $18 million a year. Shaq’s agent, oily Drew Rosenhaus, usually drives a harder bargain.

This is just fantastic news all around. It makes Joe want to make a beeline to Hooters and shovel wings in his grille and chug Big Storm beer, which is available at local Hooters in the Tampa Bay area.

What a day!!!

34 Responses to “Example Of Shaq Barrett’s Value”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    Shaq wanted to come back. He also just wanted security. Dude has been on 1 year deals almost his entire career.

    Now he’s got some stability, more guaranteed money that ever previously, AND stays on a team with a good shot to repeat!

  2. Bird Says:


    Agree. Some people are clueless
    And that is tj watt. Not jj watt like some people think.
    If tj was a free agent he would be offered 25 -30 mil per year

    Its 17 mil with extra 1 mil if shaq meets escalators to get 18
    And only first 2 years guaranteed 36 total
    So he will be age 30.

    Such a team friendly deal its amazing

  3. ClodHopper Says:

    This is an amazing off season. As a fan, I will never care about the salary cap again. The only exception is if we’re millions under or if were in the same hell the Saints are in this year. Things can be done!!

  4. Chris Thomas from Heaven Says:

    Shaq will bring back Suh. This has multiple effects

  5. buxsxntkt Says:

    Why don’t you try a good beer like [You should know better than to try to slip in something like that — Joe] with those wings, I think you will be more satisfied and you deserve that today !

  6. buxsxntkt Says:

    ClodHopper, we will be in cap hell when Brady retires ! We have to enjoy the next two years , after that we go into rebuild and cap hell mode !

  7. Joe Says:

    Thanks Bird!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Because sponsorships

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Shaq leads in sacks the 31.5 last 2 years, and would have 2 more without Mahomeboys crazy gymnastics on a couple of throws in the Super Bowl. GO BUCS!!!!

  10. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I can’t believe we got him back for that cheap lol. Then again he also is giving himself flexibility for a bigger deal in a better market if he is still playing well in his 30s.

    Glad to have left Denver finally this year to join Shaq lol. Couldn’t be a better time to be back home.

    GO BUCS!

  11. bucfanforever Says:

    They probably figure that when Brady retires, they’ll have a drafted qb on a rookie deal, which means that the savings there can cover the dead cap money. Then when it comes time to hopefully pay that qb, they be free of all this cap-hit delaying moves. Plus, the cap will likely be close to $250 million in 2-3 years, so that gives them some breathing room there.

    Plus hopefully pick up another Super Bowl win or two along the way.

  12. geno711 Says:

    Crazy how good Bucs are doing and how poorly the Patriots are doing.

    So last year, NE invests two 3rd round picks in tight ends. Then this year in free agency spends 50 million on a slightly better than average tight end.

    Also, obviously picked up a broken down Cam Newton last year and it failed. Then this year, they double down on the broken down signing him again.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There is no question that Shaq wanted Tampa……he could have squeezed a couple more million, easily.

    Thank you, Shaq…….others take notice…..Suh, Gronk, Succop

  14. Chris Thomas from Heaven Says:

    Shaq was gonna go on Naked & Afraid to make up for money lost. He was staying here regardless

  15. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Who is left to sign and can we ?

  16. Beeej Says:

    My otherwise bleak day is now a little brighter

  17. LVMYBUCS Says:

    I’m dieng to see our pass rush destroy Jameis Wiston and make him choke on a W

  18. a-bomb Says:

    The Bucs can afford to do these deals because of their smart cap management to date. Before these deals they were top 5 in cap space for 2022 and 2023. Per, Sportrac, they are still in the top 13 or 14 in salary cap space for those years. There is no “cap hell” on the horizon for this team, even with backloading a few deals.
    Our friends in Atlanta and New Orleans are not so lucky- they still rank in the bottom five for both of those years!

  19. Robert Says:

    how much do the Bucs have left $$

    We still MUST have

    All must signs!

    and we need a GOOD RB if we can’t keep Lenny and pay draft picks.

    How much is left $$??

  20. Mitch Says:

    After the Shaq deal it looks like the bucs have somewhere around 8 million left in cap space right now. Subtract 2 million for draft picks and the bucs have roughly 6 million to work with right now.

  21. Robert Says:

    we can add 6 6mill by cutting OJ right?

  22. Robert Says:

    Suh might be the odd man out unless they get some others to restructure.
    I would hate to not sign Succoup AB and Gronk……and that would probably be ore than the 12 million right there!

  23. Bucsfanman Says:

    Why there was ever any doubt as to Shaq’s value, I will never know. That said, he is right where he belongs, on the precipice of another title run.
    Lets get these other FAs into the fold ASAP. We’re going to lose one or two. I’d do what I can to keep Gronk, Succop, and Suh.

  24. SlyPirate Says:

    The cap will balloon next year. Imagine what his price would have been in 2022.

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    The Lightning model is to sell players on living in a hockey paradise, plus the lack of state taxes and a lower cost of living means you’re actually making MORE money by staying for less…

  26. adam from ny Says:

    wait…we gotta have more than 6 million in cap space…

    #GiveMeAyeHole #GiveMeSomeCapSpace

  27. DaBux Says:

    Now rework a few more vets, get Suh, Gronk, Succop, AB done, then add James White and draft Etienne.

    I won’t be sober the entire season watching how much better this team will be then.

  28. adam from ny Says:

    players likely gone…

    freeing up cap space…

    and grif

    and donald igwebuike 🙂

  29. adam from ny Says:

    lol belicheat is trying to make brady slightly upset…

    he signed jounnu smith to a huge tight end contract…

    bill trying to get in tom’s head a little…lol

  30. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @Robert Says:
    “how much do the Bucs have left $$. We still MUST have
    All must signs!
    and we need a GOOD RB if we can’t keep Lenny and pay draft picks.
    How much is left $$??”
    not much, not after we signed the great ShB. is going to cost us other players….

  31. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    …CG + ShB ~ 33.5 to 34 mil, two players ONLY. Not sure what is left for the rest of FA, and the rest of the team. $180M – $33.5M = $146.5M…. that is what is left for 51 players. Was the deal worth it??? will see….

  32. Steve Jackson Says:

    There are a lot of formulas they run with this contract. Top tier state income tax rate in NY state is 8.5%, 7.5% this does not count county and city taxes like in NYC. Just signing bonuse alone he probably is paying $2.5-5m less in taxes. Through in cost of living etc. There may be a little friendly in the deal but it’s not as huge as you may think.

  33. Mike C Says:

    So glad we didn’t pay 23 a year

  34. Phil Pschaida 92230 Says:

    It awesome the buccaneers were able to resign Shaq Barret #58 I just bought that jersey before the superbowl no regrets!