Gerald McCoy takes modest deal while Ndamukong Suh once again waits

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They were the second and third selections, respectively, in the 2010 draft. One quickly has agreed to terms on a new deal, while the other is once again waiting.

Third overall pick Gerald McCoy, who spent 2019 with the Panthers after being cut but the Buccaneers, has a very reasonable three-year, $18.3 million contract with the Cowboys. Per a source with knowledge of the terms of the deal, McCoy gets $3 million to sign, a $2.5 million fully-guaranteed 2020 base salary, a $5 million base salary in 2021 that becomes fully guaranteed next March, and a non-guaranteed base salary of $5.25 million in 2020.

McCoy also has per-game roster bonuses of up to $750,000 per year, annual workout bonuses of $100,000 per year, and an annual workout de-escalator of $250,000 per season. The deal also includes up to $750,000 per year in incentives based on playing time and postseason qualification and achievement.

Suh, meanwhile, continues to wait for his next gig. That’s what happened in 2019; he went unsigned until late May, joining the Bucs after McCoy was released.

Suh, who has played for the Lions, Dolphins, Rams, and Buccaneers, is No. 17 on the list of the top 25 remaining free agents, as crafted on Saturday night based on the extent to which the market has been picked over.

15 responses to “Gerald McCoy takes modest deal while Ndamukong Suh once again waits

  1. I know this will ruffle many feathers, but I would like to see him back in a Miami uniform on a team friendly one year contract

  2. vicnocal says:
    March 22, 2020 at 12:49 pm
    Suh is now Meh


    False. Holds up very well vs dbl teams and very good inside push.

  3. Suh is signing with the Bucs again. This article makes it look like he’s suffering awaiting a contract. Him and Vita Vea are real close. Lets not make it as Gerald is just a beast signing for the Cowboys…It’s not.

  4. See him re-joining the Bucs at some point. He typically chills after the season for a bit and didn’t sign with the Bucs until May 23rd last year. Possible a similar time frame this season.

  5. When a talented player gets shown the door by 5 or 6 different teams, there could be a reason. No? Just a coincidence?

  6. McCoy and Suh are not Aaron Donald money. Both are solid every down players but not disruptive at this stage.

  7. Huge blow for the cap hell Bucs with no camp and a 43 year old primadonna coming in there.

    Still scouring TBs roster and trying to figure out why a bad oline allowing that many sacks, no rbs, no dl and no secondary is a recipe for success for Brady.


  8. Suh was a stud in his role last year. His sack numbers aren’t there anymore but he still eats up double teams and gets penetration with the best of the 3-4 DTs. I hope he’s back with the Bucs. With Brady signing there, I bet that’s his preference, too.

  9. I once thought he was a changing position player. I was in love with his playing when he went out of college.

    That was before he showed no love for the game, he is not a team player and he only loves $$$$.
    What a pity and a waste of talent.

  10. Suh is not someone I would want for reasons that are just so many. Bottom line, better, younger hungrier players for less headache coming out of the draft and this is a weak draft for that position. Still don’t want him… for any amount of money.

  11. I think i show a player who just want to play, versus a player who wants money!

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