Logan Hall Sees Positive In Multimillion Dollar Loss

May 22nd, 2022

Rookie defensive lineman Logan Hall.

For reasons Joe does not quite understand, it’s rare for NFL players to talk about money with the media, or for media to ask players about their salaries.

When the Bucs drafted defensive lineman Logan Hall atop the second round last month at No. 33 overall, he became a happy man going to a great team. But that selection did represent Hall missing out on millions of dollars.

This subject came up during Hall’s post-draft appearance on 365 Sports radio out of Texas.

NFL contracts are slotted per the league’s labor agreement. So before the draft it was known that the man drafted at No. 33, which turned out to be Hall, would get a four-year contract for $9.981 million.

The last pick of Round 1, at No. 32? That guy gets a $12.42 million deal over four years. And if the Bucs drafted Hall at their No. 27 pick, Tampa Bay’s slot before trading down, Hall would have received $14 million versus $9.9 million.

Hall said he knows all about the financial numbers and was a little disappointed by missing the first-round money and losing out on millions. But Hall said he’s keeping his focus on the financial positive of the situation, which is the Bucs not holding his rights for the 2026 season. That means he can score a second contract sooner, Hall said.

Teams hold a fifth-year option on first-round picks but not on players in any other rounds.

Hall made Joe smile after he was asked when his NFL dream became a realistic goal. Hall explained that happened following his junior year at the University of Houston — when his defensive tackle teammate Payton Turner was drafted No. 28 overall by the Saints.

“I don’t think he’s better than me,” Hall said.

19 Responses to “Logan Hall Sees Positive In Multimillion Dollar Loss”

  1. Pewter Power Says:

    I hope he is a home run pick

  2. #8 Says:

    Smart kid.


  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    His loss….the Bucs gain…….Somehow, I don’t think he would have been our pick at 27.
    But, in the long run hopefully it won’t matter to Logan.

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    Tbbf – “Somehow, I don’t think he would have been our pick at 27.”

    I disagree. Pretty sure Hall was the Bucs intended target the whole time based on where we were picking. It wasn’t Wyatt or Licht would have taken him at 27.

    JL had a strong feeling that Hall would still be available at the top of Rd 2 – so he went ahead and pulled the trigger on a trade down – which got us Hall at a discount, a pretty good TE prospect for FREE at the top of Rd 4 – and the ammo to move in front of the Vikings and grab Licht’s desired OL player at the end of rd 2.

    If there had been no trade down offer – then Hall would have been the selection at 27.

    You can tell that for a few years now – Licht has been targeting players in a certain range – and then drafting them when available with our pick or going up to get them if they drop lower than expected when the “value” for that player becomes too good to pass on.

  5. sasquatch Says:

    Boo freakin’ hoo! Only 10 mil over 4 years! How will he afford groceries? 😭😭😭

  6. Buccos Says:

    Licht is clearly still on top of his game, quite possibly the best GM in the NFL. He can cement his legacy with another Super Bowl win this year!

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Perfect logic on Hall’s part. He’s obviously got great confidence in his talent, and feels certain that he’ll make far more in 2026 under a new 2nd contract than he would’ve playing that year under a 5th year option. A little extra incentive never hurt anyone.

  8. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    I’m sure Hall’s agent explained this to him.

  9. Buc4evr Says:

    Please sign Suh Jason. This kid will learn in time, but we need Suh for Brady’s last championship run.

  10. GOB Says:

    Joe, there is no doubt the jockeying between the first and second round involves salary control. It’s become the new norm in the league. Something needed to be done because of exorbitant rookie contracts for first round QBs. Sam Bradford’s unconscionably high salary was the tipping point.

  11. Oxycodoms Says:

    That explains trading back. Licht may have initiated the move

  12. BUCman Says:

    He should feel fortunate to have been taken at 33 which was at least a dozen spots too soon. He was definitely not first round talent. Rotational player, not three down material. Better hope we sign Suh back for another year. We will regret passing on Davante Wyatt.

  13. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    What’s a little more than $2mil to someone already getting close to 10 ? And if he works out he will get a boatload more than that before his contract is up .. Go Bucs

  14. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    Not to mention he’s on a Super Bowl ready team instead of some other crap team like those smelly Bounty Gate AINTS !! Go Bucs

  15. JonCyn90 Says:

    @BUCman Oh you mean 2020 arrest for three misdemeanor charges — family violence, criminal trespass, and damage to property, Davante Wyatt

  16. BUCman Says:

    JonCyn90……. I didn’t say Wyatt’s a choir boy. Just saying he is a far superior player.

  17. Eddie Marz Says:

    It’s about football not money. If he’s plays great he’ll get his due. GOBUCS!

  18. BucBoy Says:

    Poor baby has only $10 million instead of $12 million. Cry me a river.

  19. Sparky Says:

    If you want to know why players don’t talk about money, some of the comments here should make that clear. There is no way they can do it without being called overpaid, whiners, selfish, or crybabies. It’s just a no-win topic for them, so why bother?