Report: Bucs Will Not Pick Up Joe Tryon-Shoyinka’s Fifth-Year Option

April 30th, 2024

Clock officially ticking.

This cannot surprise any Bucs fan.

Greg Auman of FOX Sports reports that the Bucs have decided not to exercise the team’s fifth-year option for 2021 first-round draft pick Joe Tryon-Shoyinka.

Had the Bucs picked up that fifth-year option for 2025, the Bucs would have been on the hook for some $13 million in 2025. As Auman points out, just in that contract year alone JTS would be getting paid $1 million per career sack.

Last year, his third in the NFL, JTS had a career year with five sacks. He had four each in his first two seasons.

By comparison, Noah Spence, the Bucs’ second-round pick in 2016, had 5.5 sacks his rookie season.

Today, Bucs defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers said “No question,” when asked if this was a big year for JTS.

It certainly is.

\It’s do-or-die for JTS. Produce or he may have to sell his downtown Tampa condo.

39 Responses to “Report: Bucs Will Not Pick Up Joe Tryon-Shoyinka’s Fifth-Year Option”

  1. Beeej Says:

    He’d need double digits at bare minimum

  2. RagingBrisket Says:

    Remember all the “beast” talk when he was drafted?

  3. Chris Says:

    He shouldn’t even have a roster spot.

  4. Proudbucsfan Says:

    I want some of these JBF commenters to come to reality. I said a couple of negative things about 2 of our draft picks a couple days ago and got bashed for it.they were probably the same guys that were putting JTS in the ring of honor the day we drafted him. And now he is 17 games away from being a complete bust because he gives up on plays way to much and can’t push a lineman of his spot

  5. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    What a shame, where are we going to get another chess piece who does all the secret things to help the Bucs win that are so unbelievably disguised that they are invisible to the human eye?

  6. Paratrooper Buc Says:

    JTS is on his back or tossed like a doll so often it’s embarrassing to see. He would need a 10+ sacks and be dominate to get a new Bucs contract. He saw what happened to Devin and he was worth a damn for the SB season. JTS is more likely to be a practice squad back up somewhere else next year.

  7. HC Grover Says:

    Plan 9 will be back. He is Bowles fave player. He just wont make as much.

  8. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    In my view, and I am no coach, Jts could make a good linebacker type in the mold of the mad stork with his speed and size given the chance , and this is just a hunch, once his pass rushing d/e days are thru.

  9. Mark Sams Says:

    I had problems with the team drafting a guy who took a year off for Covid. He was never a professional caliber, no heart, no drive, and thus far no production.

  10. Joe in Michigan Says:

    HC Grover Says:
    May 1st, 2024 at 12:27 am
    Plan 9 will be back. He is Bowles fave player. He just wont make as much.
    But, but, but…If JTS isn’t a Buc forever, what will Thee Habitual Complainer Grover have to complain about? Besides everything else?

  11. Capt.Tim Says:

    He is exactly the player I said he was, the day they drafted him.
    Hes weak. Hes a bust.
    If we hadnt wasted a top draft pick on him, we would have cut him last year.
    Logan Hall was also our top pick, and a horrible player.
    Need to dump them both.

    Thankfully, we did much better this year

  12. heyjude Says:

    It is too bad, but not a surprise.

  13. Ha-Ha-Ha Says:

    I understood why the pick, replacing an aging defensive line.
    But what if the offensive line — say center — had been the choice?

  14. BucU Says:

    Both Hall and JTS had better play like their careers depend on it.
    Complete busts as far as I’m concerned. Hall will forever be remembered for taking out Jensen in training camp.

  15. dmatt Says:

    JTS was never nfl material. He was a project that has derailed for the past three years. Bucs brass wasted time trying to get him back on track. It ain’t happening. I challenge anyone to go back over the past three years and replay but closely watch his film. You will see confused (does not know where the ball is) slow reaction time, hesitation, bonehead plays (watch bengals game 2022) weakness (get pushed at ease by linemen), half of his sacks were either luck or actually caused by his teammates, he runs around lost like a kid or chicken with his head cut off. Folks,let’s call a spade a spade. He’s a bust n it’s time to do damage control n move on. You can’t fix something that in reality needs to be replaced. Let’s quit trying to climb a muddy hill

  16. Ted Says:

    I am sure that JTS is a fine citizen, but this is a prime example of drafting measurables over what a player puts on film. Hopefully he finds his footing and can help the Bucs get back to postseason. JL has been a very good drafter of talent but JTS and Logan Hall have not been his best effort.

  17. garro Says:

    We have had some guys in Tampa who did less and came through big in their fifth seasons. But only two. Chidi Ahanotu and Marcus Jones. Both for only that one year.

    Fifth year for him ??? With another team our history shows he will be a star.

    Hope he explodes this year though.

    Go Bucs!

  18. Beeej Says:

    I’ve always wondered…. Not enough upper body strength… Bad technique, etc? Have never seen a straight analysis on the guy’s pro seasons

  19. George R Says:

    I wouldn’t say JTS is a total bust. I would say he was a bad first round pick. If JTS was drafted in the 3rd or 4th round he wound be a good selection. Key rotational guy that can chip in with 4 to 5 sacks per year. JTS will still be employed by and NFL team in 2025.

  20. Crunchbuc76 Says:

    Said it from day 1. Bad pick. Empty uniform. BUST. Took a lotta heat for that. Whatcha think now? 🙄🤡

  21. BUCman Says:

    I’m completely shocked 😂🤣😂

  22. Buc4evr Says:

    JTS was a good 6th or 7th round pick that should’ve been put on the practice squad. Great athlete, poor DE/OLB. Jason, fooled himself with this guy and JTS should have been cut last season.

    Not sure what Hall’s problem is, but he doesn’t seem to have the speed or moves to get into the backfield.

    Both are rotation players at best and neither deserves an extension at this point.

  23. TheMIGHTYVH Says:

    Joe Tyron-Stinko shouldnt even be on roster. Trade him for anything please….

  24. Ol' Boy Says:

    It begs the question: what didn’t our scouting team/FO see that perhaps they should have prior to selecting ‘the beast’s that is JTS. Live and learn and hopefully the scouting team was able to identify and label the overlooked thing that marred our defensive front for to many years now

  25. Joe Says:

    It begs the question: what didn’t our scouting team/FO see that perhaps they should have prior to selecting ‘the beast’s that is JTS.

    Scouting is an inexact science. When the very best teams have a .500 batting average in the draft, that’s all you need to know how much of a crap shoot it is.

  26. BucEmUp Says:

    Good we dave money and he will play his best season trying to earn a contract then let another team over pay him while he loafs….let’s go!

  27. Ol' Boy Says:

    I hear ya, joe. It is a crap shoot and scouts will continue to hit-and-miss.
    Here’s my miss: the way he sets his shoulders, or actually doesn’t, is a red flag to his weak mental style of play.

  28. A Bucs Fan Says:

    JTS was a luxury pick after the SB and all 22 starters returning. They learned a hard lesson. Draft BPA. Not projects.

  29. SlyPirate Says:

    MOTIVATION … Not For Long

    JTS led the team in sacks for over half of the year. This community laid into him but Shaq and others lesser performers were immune.

    JTS has all the skills needed. It just needs to “click”. I like the added pressure. I like the accountability. Everyone is expecting (almost hoping) JTS to fail, but I believe and hope it goes the other direction.

    I see JTS with 8-9 sacks on the season.

  30. Booger Says:

    Definitely, not the sharpest tool in the shed. But, along with Hall, they are our 2 ‘wildcards’ for next season. If we get good solid play from Gregory and our recent draft picks, with steady improvement from YaYa, Kancey, & a much ‘slimmer’ Vea, then lookout if those guys can produce a big year, for once. If not, then he’s got to be ‘trade bait’ by the deadline, if we’re sitting there at 1-4 or whatever… Just hopefully, HE’s having a real strong season up to that point, so that we could get something for him. Who knows, if he’s healthy and lookin’ good with 4-5 sacks, then maybe, we could end up getting at least a 4th as a late season rental to a contender.

  31. RagingBrisket Says:

    Yet another high round player being fitted for title of “Bust” in the Jason Licht Hall of Shame!

  32. BucsfaninOregon Says:

    Like many TV watchers, I have a hard time not following the ball. But, I started to concentrate on JTS and was amazed how ineffective he was. ALWAYS gets blocked on the edge and ridden to the outside and behind the play. In pass protection there he is…trailing the play and slowing down. How he keeps on the field is truly puzzling. Logan Hell is invisible.

    There are two roster spots that prevent us from keeping/trying out potential UDFA’s. What am I missing?

  33. Jon Says:

    Sitting out the covid season was the red flag missed.

  34. August 1976 Buc Says:

    JTS…….Looks like Tarzan plays like Jane

    Scouting is just not an exact science.

  35. Alstott to Canton Says:

    They should trade him for a 12 pack of banquets in November

  36. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Beeej Says
    “He’d need double digits at bare minimum”

    I disagree. I think 8-9 sacks and improved play could save him.

  37. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Maybe changing positions would help him?

  38. BakerBucs says Says:

    Crunchbuc76 u r just amazing u shud b awarded know it all award congrats not bad for a dingbat or was it pure luck?

  39. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Omg can’t believe they have no faith in him and after all the stellar play he’s given us!