Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made the decision to walk away from star defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and his $13 million price tag. McCoy dominated in his nine seasons with Tampa Bay, being named a six-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-team All-Pro.
After losing the top defensive tackle, the Buccaneers wasted no time in finding his replacement on the defensive line.
Ironically, the Buccaneers are reportedly signing the man who went right before McCoy in the 2010 NFL draft.
According to a report from Adam Schefter, the Buccaneers signed Ndamukong Suh to a one-year deal.
He’ll earn $9.25 million during the 2019 season with the ability to earn $10 million after incentives.
Buccaneers officially have reached agreement with former Rams’ DT Ndamukong Suh on a one-year, $9.25 million deal that with incentives is worth up to $10 million, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 23, 2019
Suh is coming off of a one-year deal he signed with the Los Angeles Rams before the 2018 campaign. He made the Super Bowl with the Rams, though lost in brutal fashion to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
He started his career with the Detroit Lions, where he played for five seasons before becoming the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history (at the time) after signing with the Dolphins.
The Dolphins released Suh following the 2017 season in order to free up cap space.
He’ll have a one-year “prove it” deal with the Buccaneers.