Raise Detailed For Ndamukong Suh

March 31st, 2021

The old sage of the Tampa Bay defense is durable as hell, stout against the run and had 7 1/2 sacks last season while ranking second on the team in quarterback hits.

Why wouldn’t the Bucs want Ndamukong Suh back?

Bucco Bruce Arians already has praised general manager Jason Licht for bringing back the entire Super Bowl starting lineup, but today Albert Breer of SI.com offered the specifics of Suh’s third consecutive one-year deal from Tampa Bay.

Suh is his own agent, so he must be happy about his deal, and he got a raise.

Now it’s a simple one-liner for NFL offenses to painfully accept — the entire starting Bucs defense is returning next season. Let that sink in!

It was hard to imagine Suh moving on, considering how happy he seemed in Tampa and how much he’s raved about how well taken care of physically he is by the coaching staff, but Joe didn’t think a deal immediately. Suh’s made a fortune in the NFL and is a savvy businessman; Joe figured Suh might buy time and hold out for an extra five hundred grand or so. Perhaps he did?

Joe had a little fun two weeks ago poking Suh on social media. See below:

24 Responses to “Raise Detailed For Ndamukong Suh”

  1. fern Says:

    to think there was someone who has another website saying he was done before last season.
    CLUELESSS!!! This is why this is the best site.
    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  2. Jason Says:

    Of the 22 starters I only see 5 that even have the potential for a drop-off.

  3. Leighroy Says:

    So that’s just 1mil dead cap annually in the void years to absorb the bonus. Not outrageous….

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Suh is a smart cookie. Not just in business but as a player. Just one of the outstanding additions in the last couple of years. Glad he is back.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Why on earth would we pay Suh $9 mil when we could have gotten GMC for $660 Vet Minimum?……and, the number 93 would have been available to GMC.

    (Just thought I’d stir something up)

  6. 6throundpick Says:

    Don’t tell me that being around TB12 doesn’t inspire these 30-somethings.

  7. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    @Tampabaybucfan, because Suh is worth $9M and GMC is not worth vet minimum.

  8. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    @ Joe. I don’t typically care about a players salary..heck, it ain’t my money. I am curious however, since Suh doesn’t have to pay an agent, how much extra does he get to pocket. 10% or so..is that the going rate for an agent? Thanks

  9. Mitch Says:

    @Jaymiss Pick6 Again I am pretty sure NFL agent fees are collectively bargained and they can’t take more than 3% of any NFL players total contract. So Suh would save 3%.

    However, outside of the NFL agents can get a much higher percentage on endorsement deals.

  10. Duane Says:

    So many ballers on this roster. Dead money is only true if you are a team like the Saints that had to pay the piper are the worst possible time. Cap likely goes up next season, and the season after that. This was a paper champion last year at this time and now the roster is validated, intact, and more cost effective. Void years will be sorted out in the future along with the cap, and this team gets to do this again next season. Licht and the number crunchers have really done well.

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Mitch is correct…..

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    Duane – The Saints are actually paying the piper at the perfect time considering Brees retired, and their team is not nearly as decimated as people thought it would be. I think they’re still going to be competitive, probably 9-7 or 10-6, and they’re probably going to beat the Bucs at least once. It’s just one of those things, like how the Bucs would always lose in Chicago no matter how bad the Bears were, and how you could always count on bad Bucs teams beating the Packers at home.

    In any case the Saints literally kicked the can down the road for a decade to keep their team together for as long as possible – and now they get this year, and maybe next year, of “cap hell” while still being a pain in the rear.

    Cap hell is overrated garbage and the only reason this market talks about it is Gruden using it as an excuse to tear apart that all-time great Bucs defense so he could sign a bunch of washed up ex-Raiders on offense.

  13. MadMax Says:

    Welcome back Big Suh….so glad the real #93 is in the house for another year. GJ Mr. Licht.

  14. Hodad Says:

    Talk about taking a QB to learn from Brady, how about a DT to learn from Suh? Maybe a DE to learn from JPP, a LB to learn from Shaq, White, David? Maybe the best rated player is a receiver even at one. Who better to learn from then Evans, and Godwin? Bucs are in a good place this draft. If it’s truly BPA, it’s a win,win.

  15. DoooshLaRue Says:

    What a beast!
    The real 93.

  16. Buczilla Says:

    Suh is awesome and just brings things to our defense that coaches can’t provide. I wonder if he will retire a Buc, and if so, is there a realistic chance that he becomes our 4th or 5th (if Ronde gets in) defensive player in the HOF?

  17. Capt.Tim Says:

    So happy that Suh is back! His play is so underrated. Everywhere he goes- he makes an impact, and the defense improves.

    Will never understand the McCoy hate. He had soooo little help, yet still played hard, and always was a proud Buc.
    I think the hate is because he was a nice guy.
    News flash fellas. When a assassin is sent to kill you, its always a friendly, happy person.
    No one is gonna trust an angry, mean person.
    You can be a smiling beast.
    Personally, Id love to see McCoy sign on for depth. Thr team still loves him, and hed like to come back. Hed be cheap.
    And is still a good DT

  18. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    As a 30 year lawyer, it is exceptionally impressive that Suh represents himself and is able to negotiate a very fair deal on his own behalf.

  19. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Capt. Tim

    Great assassin analogy.

    I remember that guy that killed Tony Montana in Scarface……. he was cracking jokes just before he blew him away.

    The Softie93 hate is rooted in his inability to do anything truly meaningful to change a game and the fact that he can laugh and dance around while his team was losing.
    It’s not hard to figure out.

  20. MadMax Says:


  21. Mike Honcho Says:

    Who knows, maybe Suh could become a player agent after his playing days are over???

  22. Owlykat2 Says:

    Suh is Great and Softie 98 is a cry baby who should never be allowed in a Buc Uniform again.

  23. #1 BUCFAN Says:

    Much is being said on how great we’re going to be. SB is over, history a new season about to begin. OL & DL have to worry about knees/ankles, receiver’s/ running backs worry about Ham String muscles QBS worry about jammed thumbs and finger, knees, shoulders, arms, legs, toes, head and making everyone look good. Head Coach must keep everyone grounded as well as himself. FOCUS, HEALTH have FUN.

  24. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Those unis are BAD A!!!!!