Gerald McCoy wants a new contract, and deserves one.
But the absence of one won’t keep him from his first training camp under new coach Lovie Smith.
McCoy said Tuesday, via Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, that he will be in attendance when camp starts no matter the state of his contract talks.
He’s entering the final year of his rookie deal, and is scheduled to make $10.295 million this season.
McCoy stands to flourish in Smith’s scheme, and said he looks forward to the “track meet” atmosphere of a Tampa 2-style defense, where interior pressure is at a premium. Coming off an All-Pro season which saw him pile up 9.0 sacks, he’s poised to make an impact on the field.
And even if he hasn’t made it at the bank yet, he’ll be there.