Leonard Fournette: Devin White Will Get Paid

June 14th, 2023

It’s no secret that Buccaneers savior linebacker Devin White wants the $20 million per year being hauled in by the top players in the game at his position.

It’s why White asked for a trade earlier this year. White wants a new deal, a biggest-money offer.

Leonard “Playoff Lenny” Fournette knows all about it, so he told The Rich Eisen Show yesterday. Fournette was in a discussion about how teams don’t want to pay veteran running backs but linebackers are cashing in and he’s applauding those getting paid.

“I’m happy for them, man. That’s what it’s supposed to be like. I’m happy. I’m proud of them. And I’m quite sure my guy, my best friend Devin White’s up next to get that big contract,” Fournette said.

Joe thinks it’s safe to say White has plenty to prove this season as he is forced to accept $11 million plus for the 2022 campaign. If White didn’t have much to prove, the Bucs would have extended his contract already.

As for Fournette, he said he’s hungry for a team and that’s why he’s training like he’s playing, awake at 5 a.m. to train and grind.

Joe is sure Fournette will find a job. No running back is unemployed after racking up nearly 1,200 yards from scrimmage in the previous season like Fournette had in Tampa last year.

21 Responses to “Leonard Fournette: Devin White Will Get Paid”

  1. Allen Lofton Says:

    Ball out – Get paid

  2. Marine Buc Says:

    If he has an All-Pro season then he should be rewarded. If he has another mediocre season like last year then let him walk and draft another ILB in rounds 2 or 3 next Spring…

  3. Brandon Says:

    Some team will eventually pick him up… but he’s done. He has enough ineffective tape out there that teams know he offers very little in the running game and just a good blocker and reliable hands in the passing game. He’s got no outstanding abilities. He’s a below average runner that doesn’t play special teams. Nobody will hurt themselves rushing to sign a guy with poor tape and no upside.

  4. Mike C Says:

    Hopefully we are not the fools that pay this hype machine, all talk, zero walk. Can’t cover ,over running, lazy, board…… why anyone would hand this cancer 20 mill is beyond me.

  5. Buccos Says:

    Maybe he should have been up at 5am last year when he had a team and a nice contract. That way he wouldn’t have come to camp out of shape and they wouldn’t have been a historically bad rushing team and he could have stayed with said team. #Lasagna Lenny

  6. Fred McNeil Says:

    Lenny was good, but not $7 million good.
    White is good and even $12 million per year good, but not $20 million good.

  7. ATLBuc Says:

    Devin will be okay. He needs to eat a few slices of humble pie. There seemed to be too much “I am going to…” and it seemed to irk teammates. This year he needs to keep his mouth closed and ball out.

  8. LOL Says:

    Would be happy if Devin White actually played up to the 20-mil per year level of pay that he is asking for.

    If he actually plays like the top 1 or 2 at his position I would be happy for the Bucs to pay him and would be happy the Bucs are getting a good deal. Because in 4 years from now that 20mil per year is probably going to be chump change

  9. Dooley Says:

    As expected Lavonte David has talked some sense into his adopted little brother, and said when asked about Devins’ situation that White “let his emotions get the best of him” which I agree, because there’s no way somebody making $11 mil still on his rookie deal is asking for even more money as a results of thinking with a rational mind. Idc what fans say about White, I just hope he hasn’t alienated the people in the locker room he goes to war with. We’ll see once it comes time to name captains this season

  10. Who Says Says Can't Say Says:

    It kinda seems like White doesn’t really want to play football, so he wants to cash in now as soon as possible. So he can quit the game that much sooner.

    That does not bode well for his effort if he were given the big contract.

    Or maybe it’s that he just can’t stand Todd Bowles. Time will tell.

  11. Jimm Says:

    I really didn’t understand how he got named captain last year. Is it just a popularity contest? He seems to be the defensive player most often out of position or freelancing. How does that bring team respect?5

  12. All_da_way Says:

    Bucs are not paying him. Get over it.

  13. Dooley Says:

    “I really didn’t understand how he got named captain last year. Is it just a popularity contest?”

    Players know their teammates better than fans know players, so it is likely there are some qualities Devin White possess as a teammate that us that only get snippets of his personality as outsiders wouldn’t understand.

  14. TheBucsAnthem Says:


    DW definitely ain’t no LVD or Derrick Brooks……….he’s all about da Chedda yo!!!!!

    ….he ain’t no team playa……dats fo damn sho!!!!!!!

  15. Duane Says:

    He is worth what a franchise will pay him. Next year he will be offended by the guaranteed money. He should be worried about helpin Daddy Bowles keep his job.

  16. stpetebucfan Says:

    Cmon!!! The effing world is going crazy!!!

    Making 11 million dollars for a single year IS GETTING PAID!!! Making that for multiple years should set all but the largest moron up for LIFE!!! Along with generations of his family.

    The greed is getting tiresome. Yep some will say it either goes to players or owners and who likes the owners and I get that BUT…the sense of proportion in many of the league’s players is just sad.

    Again…EVERYBODY is entitled to make as much as they can…but the rest of us are also entitled to point out GROSS GREED when we see it.

  17. Pewter Power Says:

    Lazy Lenny makes it sound as if he hasn’t even been offered a tryout. My concern with white is he does ball out but not because he wants to be a buc for life but because he wants big money. He’ll get it and do exactly what lazy Lenny did when he got paid

  18. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Devin is a good player, but having to cover receivers is still part of his job description, and he is not anywhere close to top shelf covering. Maybe Devin, not being like a “teachers pet ” for QBs when it comes to covering, a major part of your postion as a Linebacker in the NFL. You know Devin is normally johnny on the spot, tracking down RB’S, he is elite. But covering no. Hey Devin, maybe ball out against the Run AND Coverage. You will get your huge payday. Until then, you did sign a contract of your own free will. So back up your signature you so willingly signed with your play bro. Hope the best, but lets be real. Screw any bad attitude crap. Produce and get paid.

  19. Statguy Says:

    Remember, Lenny asked to be released also

  20. garro Says:

    I wish Lenny the best but I just don’t see him as RB1 anywhere this season. short of someone getting hurt.
    Sticking up for his LSU brother…Not surprising … But getting paid? Not this year!

  21. Steve Says:

    Just re-watched the first Bucs/Saints game from last year. Devin was bad in that game. Missed tackles, out of position, and couldn’t bring people down when he had his hands on them.