Former Agent: Shaq Barrett Worth $22 Million A Year

March 15th, 2021

Hours away from riches.

A former NFL agent has seen the production from Bucs sack king Shaq Barrett over the past two seasons. And because of that production, this former agent believes Shaq will “break the bank” on the open market.

The former agent would be Joel Corry of CBS Sports. He says Shaq is worth some $22 million a year if he gets to free agency. And Corry is basing this number on an established contract in the NFL. Look no further than Dallas pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence.

Contract package: $110 million, five years ($22 million per year)
Overall guarantees: $68 million
Fully guaranteed at signing: $50 million
First three years: $68 million

Barrett avoided a second franchise tag for $18,993,600 because Tampa Bay gave the designation instead to wide receiver Chris Godwin. Retaining Barrett is a priority for the Buccaneers.

Nobody expected Barrett to duplicate his 2019 season in which he led the NFL with 19.5 sacks. This was also the case with DeMarcus Lawrence in 2018 after his breakout 2017 season with 14.5 sacks led to a franchise tag. Lawrence ultimately signed a five-year, $105 million contract containing $65 million in guarantees ($48 million fully guaranteed) with the Cowboys in 2019 after getting a second franchise player designation.

Barrett had eight sacks in 2020 but comparable quarterback pressures (combined sacks, quarterback hurries and quarterback hits) as in 2019 according to Pro Football Focus. His 77 pressures, which were the league’s second-most, were five fewer than his 2019 total. Barrett saved his best football for last. He had four sacks and 21 pressures in four playoff games.

Unlike Lawrence, Shaq has balled out in the playoffs and Super Bowl. So yeah, if the Bucs can get Shaq for $20 million a year, Joe thinks that might be getting over on Shaq’s agent oily Drew Rosenhaus.

Shaq > Lawrence each day and every day.

32 Responses to “Former Agent: Shaq Barrett Worth $22 Million A Year”

  1. MadMax Says:


  2. Chris Thomas from Heaven Says:

    Guarantee $20 per for two yrs b/c living here is worth getting an extra 2 million living up north. So, there…it’s settled. You can report it now Joe

  3. Pewter Power Says:

    100% Bucs fault for not locking him up lat year after that one monster year and not sure how they thought they’d possibly be able to pay less by waiting.

  4. MadMax Says:

    Without big V, he wasnt doing too much. Its funny really how he suddenly got better when Vea came back.

  5. Alexstotle Says:

    That’s something bucs can’t afford. He deserves the pay unfortunately it won’t be here.

  6. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Mr. Licht, please sign Shaq soon so Harry can sleep better….

  7. Casual Observer Says:

    Alex is right. Not worth the 3 or 4 members of the band we’d lose at that salary. Let him walk and sign everyone else. I trust Licht to find a very good replacement at half the price. We’ll be fine.

  8. Stu Says:

    Thanks for the memories Shaq!
    Good luck in Jax or Cinci…

  9. Buc50 Says:

    Not resigning Shaq will hurt bad.


    Too much coin. Just hope he doesn’t go to AZ, cause Watt, Jones & Shaq will be a unstoppable pass rush.

  11. Jonzey Says:

    Let him go on the Bucs we have players that love it there and not chasing money. Shaq had 19.5 sack last year will JPP came back, because teams doubled on JPP, Shaq made Pro bowl. This year Shaq only had 8 sacks and he didn’t make Pro bowl but JPP did. We have the best quarterback ever on our team and he redid his contract to resign players to win championships. Let Shaq go he can be replace. Just how we made him we can made another player.

  12. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Hate to loose him but that’s too much $.

  13. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Sign Shaq, keep the dominant defensive front 7 intact. GO BUCS!!! The window is open now, for a 3-4 year championship run. Only 2 other times in 44 years have there been a window of opportunity for a Championship. 1979-82 and 1997-2002 As I said before, teams make runs, but no one stays on top forever, when you have a chance at the big dance, you go all out. How many teams never capitalised on their window and it closed. Thankfully the Bucs won, but hey it is time for more right now. Go for it J Licht “Damn the torpedos and full speed ahead” GO BUCS!!!!

  14. Anonymous Says:

    Let him go dude is not even worth 20 million a year. He was pretty much none existent until we got to the playoffs.

  15. QUE589 Says:

    I’d give Shaq 20M/yr. That’s a fair & solid deal, player contract numbers will increase next year due to the new TV deal.

  16. Marine Buc Says:

    Go for it Shaq… Go play for the NY Jets. Move from sunny low tax Florida to S-Hole NY City.


  17. Georger Says:

    The Bucs should extend and sign their players. This is the year to take advantage of little cap room most teams have. Next year when the cap goes up 30 to 40 million, they will be paying players a whole lot more.

  18. BuccoDav Says:

    No. Too much money.

  19. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Marine Buc


  20. zzbuc Says:

    No way!!!! Love you Shaq, but if Rosenhouse want´s that kind of money, move to NYC or Jacksonville…..We can´t mortgage the franchise because of one player…..Repeat, I would love to have him back, but not a penny more than 19mm

  21. JA Says:

    The equation is simple.
    The Bucs have players who want to repeat and are willing to sacrifice dollars to free cap space and allow the team to “keep the band together.” But they have one player intent on “breaking the bank.” Some players chase dollars and some chase rings. Nothing wrong with that, but overpaying players does not lead to championships.
    If Shaq’s sole goal is to line his pockets, let him line them elsewhere. Asking a guy to play for a “measly” 15 million a year might seem like an insult to poor Shaq. How could he possibly survive on such a paltry sum?

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    Sign Shaq.
    He is the best pass rusher in the game.
    Hes young, talented, and a great person.
    Pass rusher is the 2nd most important position on the team. Our pass rush STOPPED Kansas city.
    Its Jason Lichts job to work the numbers.
    But whatever. We have keep Shaq. He is the 2nd most important player on this team.


    No he’s not,
    Patrick Mahomes RESTRUCTURED his contract SAVING chief’s team $17 million this year in cap space, he’s making $27 million a year & we know Brady is making less than $22 million a year and the quarterback is the main player, plus he’s the general manager and coach

  24. Pewter Power Says:

    It’s officially a super bowl roster, somebody has to get paid, can’t in this day and age expect everyone to take a home town discount. These guys are supposed to cash in just like the the Bucs would take advantage of gronk only wanting to play with Brady. I hope they are smart enough to sign him and draft a guy high

    It’s pass rusher, they get paid period were used to not having one and he should have been paid last year, we already know what this defense looked like before Shaq and when the pass rush wasn’t doing anything last year the defense was hot garbage but let him go over money ok sure we can find another in free agency after sending a signal 19.5 your first and dominating in the playoffs and helping win a super bowl ain’t good enough to get a pass rusher paid in Tampa

  25. Cobraboy Says:

    That’s the article that casual fan Cainispere (or whatever) plagiarized.

  26. Coburn Says:

    Agree with JA. It will hurt losing him. Agree with the notion it’s one of the most important positions after qb, but we have another 23 guys to sign and a few of those are very important, like Gronk. We sign Shaq and all we can afford is 23 at vet minimum and still probably gotta cut/restructure to get rookies signed and a small operating fund for the season. Maybe for 17-18 with some backloaded contract. JA is right that nobody should complain about 15mil and a ring. For most people that means their grandkids wouldn’t want for anything.

  27. fish Says:

    20 mil a year for a player that is not the qb is crazy…… how many times has a team put a ton of money in one player and not be able to sign depth and quality players around him only for that player to get hurt or not play at the same level

  28. Bucsfanman Says:

    He was paid $16 million last year with the tag. Salaries go up, not down. If $20 million is the going rate who are we to say he shouldn’t be paid fairly?
    It’s utterly ridiculous to think that Shaq Barrett was not an integral part of that defense ALL YEAR LONG. His sack #s fell but he was one of the best in the league applying pressure on QBs.
    Yeah, it would be nice to be able to sign him for less but lets not diminish his value. He earned it.
    I can’t understand why fans begrudge a player for getting fair pay (NFL-wise) for their position and production. It ain’t your money anyways!

  29. SOEbuc Says:

    LMAO. He’s not even worth $20M/year.

  30. Buczilla Says:

    I don’t think that Shaq is worth 22 million per year, but it’s not my money either. Lawrence has only 11.5 sacks since “breaking the bank” so you gotta be careful who you let hit the lotto. If we have a backdoor to get out of the deal in 2 years when we start blowing things up, then 22 per doesn’t look as bad.

  31. Coburn Says:

    Ended up in fact 17-18 per year.. I can live with that.. just have to do some more restricting now… May be tough to fill out depth

  32. William Walls Says:

    People thinking Shaq wouldn’t be insulted and fly the coop in response to an offer for less than he would make if he were tagged crack me up. If he would be paid 18+ under the tag, then a smidge above that is the negotiating floor, and even starting at the floor could easily be considered an insult. I agree with what a lot of folks have said, that Shaq is worth between 19 and 21 million, and he’ll get it.