Antoine Winfield Made A Boatload Of Cash Today

October 1st, 2023

Lottery winnings coming.

Who is the best Bucs defender? Shaq Barrett? Lavonte David? Carlton Davis? How about Antoine Winfield?

The fourth-year safety and Pro Bowl player had one of his best games in today’s blowout of the slimy Saints, which says a lot given how much Winfield has changed postseason games.

The Minnesota product is in a contract year and damn if he isn’t going to cost Team Glazer major money when he is re-signed.

Winfield was all over the field today. All over. He did everything. He had a sack. He had a quarterback hit. He had a fumble recovery. He had a forced fumble. He had a crazy-good pass defensed when he broke up what would have been a sure touchdown by the slimy Saints in the second half.

Here is Winfield’s line today: six tackles, three assists, nine tackles total, a sack, two tackles for loss, a quarterback hit, a pass defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

The only thing Winfield didn’t have is a pick.

Folks, if Winfield keeps playing like this for a few more years, the 2020 draft class of Tristan Wirfs followed by Winfield in the second round will go down as the best draft in Bucs history since the Bucs drafted Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks in 1995.

Winfield’s payday in March ought to be a special one.

55 Responses to “Antoine Winfield Made A Boatload Of Cash Today”

  1. Jbeachbuc Says:

    Couldn’t argue with that take , not in a million years ,Joe.

  2. Tucker Says:

    Absolute stud

  3. jarrett Says:

    Winfield is a Baller but this is a Bucs Life. Dude cost us in the playoffs when Cooper Kupp toasted him downfield and we loss to the Rams, who went on to win the super bowl.

    So to me, Winfield still has a lot to make up for that play.

    Devin White is the Bucs Best Defender to me.

  4. Leighroy Says:

    He’s the only one I’d say should be a lock for a new deal.

    I’m encouraged by White’s 1st quarter but still need to see more. ME13 won’t be quieting any questions about his longevity nursing his annual hamstring issue, though I hope after the well-times bye he’ll be a beast again. We’ll see.

    What I have seen ins Winfield be our best player for multiple games so far this year.

  5. RGA Says:

    Joe, I don’t see this great Bucs victory as a blowout. I was nervous well into the 4th quarter.

  6. Bobby Says:

    Winfield is by far the best defender right now. Dude is everywhere. Sure tackler and a ball hawk.

  7. godlovesbucs Says:

    Jarrett- what let us down was a play call where one of the best receivers in the game was left 1 on 1 against a safety. That should never happen.

  8. Winny Testaverde Says:

    He saved the Super Bowl 55 Season with a forced turnover ( also had a pick in that Super Bowl I believe ). Hard not to like this fella. Played outta position/sorts last season.

  9. ModHairKen Says:

    Pay the man.

  10. Miller5252 Says:

    Only thing that scares me with Winfield is how he always gets banged up. If he didn’t have that, he should be up there as highest paid and still might be one of the highest paid

  11. Robert Says:

    Can someone explain to me why when it’s 2nd and 1 or 3rd and 1 why we don’t QB. sneak the ball. We hand it off 5 yards back. That’s 15 feet. Philly does it and is successful 99% of the time. It is maddening to watch. Time and time again.

  12. Bucsfan951 Says:

    I guess Jarrett forgot the saints playoff game where Winfield punched the ball out of the saints players hands for a turnover. Right before that, the game looked like it was about to get out of hand. That single play (imo) turned that game around for the bucs.

    But go on about the rams game.

  13. firethecannons Says:

    he had an incredible game today, we would not of won withot his plays–he won us this game–no ifs ands or buts about it

  14. Cometowin2 Says:

    We need to resign Wirfs, Vea, Winfield and maybe even Baker. How are we going to afford White and Mike too. We’re going to lose some very good players. We just don’t have the money to resign them all. I really want Mike to retire a Buc. He deserves it but it doesn’t look good. If I live, I will be at Canton for his induction.

  15. Rob Says:

    Winfield is amazing. He’s earning every cent.

  16. Zzbucs Says:

    Carlton Davis….?????
    Not even close to be the best defender!! average at best!
    Winfield LVD Shaq and Bea are the best defenders

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We will have some very expensive players to sign next year…..Evans, White, Winfield & possibly Mayfield. Not to mention probably interest in bringing back LVD.
    Good thing we have a boatload of cheap rookies…..

  18. DoooshLaRue Says:

    ModHairKen Says:
    October 1st, 2023 at 7:17 pm
    Pay the man.

    Easily said and he deserves it, but how do you also pay:

    Mike Evans 25 mil +
    Chris Godwin 20 mil +
    Tristin Wirfs 18 mil
    Devin White 15-18 mil
    Shaq 17 mil

    That’s half the cap!

    Who’s gonna go?

  19. DoooshLaRue Says:



  20. Jack Clark Says:

    Tell our pass rush not to eat too much cake during the bye week because they are already sweet enough

  21. TB Says:

    You definitely don’t know football if you think Devin white is the best..lavontae will be the best till he retires

  22. K_bassuka Says:

    Couldn’t agree more, he’s playing amazing.

  23. Usfbuc Says:

    Bucs are going to have one expensive secondary when they sign Winfield to a new contract.

  24. Citrus County Says:

    On the million to one long shot that anyone in the Glazer family should see this comment, I say to you; “You can savor sweet revenge that Gruden was hired by the “Ain’ts” to develop his protege (Derek Carr).”

    You now finally have an excellent and proven front office and General Manager.
    You have an excellent Head Coach.
    You have an excellent Offensive Coordinator.
    You have a franchise Quarterback.
    You have an excellent Left Tackle.
    You have excellent young talent throughout the team.

    DON’T MESS IT UP !!!

    If after one or two seasons you let Dave Canales get away and begin the shameful coaching carousel that you are well known for; SHAME ON YOU.

    Do whatever it takes to keep this team together and finally seek STABILITY.

  25. Usfbuc Says:

    Also I know others have said this before but he really is like the second coming of Ronde.

  26. SB~LV Says:

    Very confident with the DB’s a real treat!

  27. Allbuccedup Says:

    Its no doubt about it if he can stay healthy is is the best safety in the NFL. I don’t think White can say the same healthy or not.

  28. Frank Pillow Says:

    31 was the best football player on the field today. What an outstanding performance. He was everywhere!

  29. Rich Says:

    Jarrett…you are out of your freakin mind!!!! White is our best defender??? Not a chance…today’s example, watched him constantly get hung up on blocks, rbs going right by him, his instincts are for ship and e takes plays off! He is the most overrated player in the entire league. Don’t take the media/ commentators words tocheart…watch the darn game! He was a total non factor again!!! Check out some real offcthe ball lbs…there are plenty across the league and HE AINT ONE!!!

  30. D Cone Says:

    So if push comes to shove and they have to choose. Winfield or Mayfield?

  31. LVMYBUCS Says:

    He deserves it from year one, that bum Dean should have never got a contract

  32. LVMYBUCS Says:

    Funnest play of the game was Jameis Winston. F-ing idiot some people never learn

  33. Brandonbucc Says:

    Let evans and white go. Sign wirfs, mayfield (so far) and Winfield. I’m sorry buccs fans… Evans is done after this year and won’t be worth an expensive extension. White is all about the money without the production.

  34. Infomeplease Says:

    AW comes to play! And more often than not he produces big time! Last year I got worried about him because of all the times he had the concussions. This year he definitely looks like he is a pro bowler!

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    With all due respect to David, Winfield Jr. has been the best player on the defense, when healthy, since he got here, and, when healthy, he’s the best safety in all of football.

  36. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    All those Aints weapons didn’t do squat. AW had a monster game! Fired up!

  37. Itzok Says:

    Dudes becoming a legend. Been making plays since day one

  38. DBS Says:

    We must apologize for Jameis and his followers. He thought he was still a Buccaneer.

  39. Scott Says:

    Definitely pay Winfield and Wirfs. They are the future

  40. M milligan Says:

    Hard facts
    Got to retool with. Younger guys
    Vets for exaggerated salary or 21 5 stars on rookie contract
    Need to make deal with BM/4 yrs 80 mill guaranteed

  41. DBS Says:

    It is amazing what happens when you put a player back in the position he belongs in. He will get paid no question. The real experts will see it happens.

  42. Mike Pengelly Says:

    Glad to see play action working. Would have been great if it was used more when TB12 was in charge. All his Patriot hilite reels show lots of play action but someone forgot to tell last year’s OC.

  43. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    I am sorry, but everytime I see jamiss on the sidelines, riding the pines, as he should be doing; I think of some knucklehead trying to eat a damn W! I cant get that freegin image out of my head already. Him sticking that nasty hand in his mouth, licking his fingers. How humiliating. That sideline stunt will live in bics lore… right next to Neil odonahue trying to kick that ball out of bounds after a botched field goal, and falling down, many years ago. Or John mackays agreeing on his team’s execution.
    On a more positive note:
    The entire Bucs d showed up today in a very large way and refused to get owned in the French quarter! Nice win, men!

  44. BucfaninMi Says:

    When it’s all said and done. AW will be the greatest Buc player of all time. A keeper at all costs.

  45. EternalSon Says:

    Winfield was remarkable today!

    Go Bucs!!

  46. Jarrett Says:

    What’s up with the Devin White hate ?


    D White is the heart and soul of the defense and Winfield is the beast in the back end



  47. 1#bucsfan Says:

    He’s playing like his pops did. Glad we got him. If he can keep his head from being concussed he should have another pro bowl season that hopefully leads up to the playoffs and further and some have the nerve to call our GM overrated. Haha we got the best GM in football. He might not have built a physical team like the eagles but we still got a ring to show for it and a bunch of talent that’s showing up this year under the cap hell we are in. Jason for president

  48. Jarrett Says:

    Hey Rich

    Last time I checked Devin White didn’t cost us a chance at REPEATING AS SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS


    People don’t like bringing it up, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. And ppl got the nerve to bring up the defensive play calling… EXCUSES FOR #31

    Ain’t no excuses for #45

    Top 5 pick in the draft all he has done is BALL OUT and more importantly




    JUST THE FACTS. DWHITE PLAYED THO …… it’s a Bucs life

  49. ATLBuc Says:


    Because Jalen Hurts squats 700 pounds and bench presses about 450

  50. unbelievable Says:

    @Jarret – sorry but your take is misguided at best.

    Go re-watch that play against the Rams. More than HALF of our defense wasn’t even set. No one was in place. Some guys blitzed and some guys were flat footed, meanwhile Winfield ran 1 on 1 with the best wide receiver in the league? there should have been a CB covering, with Winfield helping. The entire D screwed up, starting with Bowles calling a blitz at that moment.

    Blaming that on Winfield is idiotic. Kid is a baller.

    What I wanna know is, how we gonna pay everyone next year?
    – Wirfs
    – Winfield
    – White
    – Evans
    – Mayfield maybe?

  51. unbelievable Says:

    Also White didn’t do squat his rookie season, and was underwhelming last year.

    He looks back to form this season tho. Hope he gets healthy fast.

  52. Bucschamp Says:

    We got another All pro here

  53. orlbucfan Says:

    LVD is the patriarch of the Defense. Period. He also better get voted into Canton. What is it with you all? AWJ had a great game. Quit worrying about who gets paid what. We’re only 4 games into the season! We also have one of the very best GMs in the league.

  54. Dwayne Cone Says:

    Hard facts
    Got to retool with. Younger guys
    Vets for exaggerated salary or 21 5 stars on rookie contract

    Lot of teams are Building or Rebuilding with QB’s on Rookie Contracts.
    Brock Purdy is one from the present. Maholmes is one from the past.

    Bucs will get a glimpse of one week 11 and should things pan out might get to see Howell in a 2020 redo with the Commanders as a Wild Card.

    Bucs will face a couple more rookie QB’s that have been beating or competing with some pretty good teams. None can be taken lightly.

  55. TampabayDJ Says:

    @RGA says – Joe , I don’t see this great Bucs victory as a blowout. I was nervous well into the 4th quarter…..

    Are you sure you weren’t watching one of the games from 2 years ago 🤔 ?? Our Bucs were in full control throughout the entire game ! Carr couldn’t hit a wide open Randy Moss with nobody playing defense ! Only thing that I saw that should have happened is our Bucs putting another 10 – 14 points on them ! Bucs didn’t give up a TD and only let them in the red zone 3 times… Even the national media had the game down as a blowout, read ESPN article about the 7 teams that were blown out and you will see the AINTS at number 2 .. Go Bucs