Devin White believes he’s the league’s best linebacker

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Devin White got a chance to ride his horse, Dream, around Raymond James Stadium with the Lombardi Trophy in hand.

Frankly, the Bucs linebacker should have won MVP honors after making 12 tackles, two for loss, and an interception. Tampa Bay held Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to nine points and 350 yards, which trumped anything Tom Brady did Sunday.

White also was overlooked by Pro Bowl voters his first two seasons, though he did earn second-team All-Pro honors this year.

White turned heads in the postseason, though, by making 38 tackles, three for loss, with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in three games. He missed the wild-card win over Washington with COVID-19.

White wants to be known as the top linebacker in the league and believes he already has earned that title. Who would argue with that after his postseason heroics?

“I mean I respect all those guys, even the guys that’s not that much older than me,” White said on NFL Network, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “Man, right now, as in just finishing that year, man I got to put myself No. 1 and there’s not no cockiness about it. Put on the tape.

“And I feel like teams don’t even run toss sweeps against us no more because they know I’m going to track it down. I just feel like I bring more to the game than just play-making ability. I feel like I’m exciting to watch because of the energy and passion I play with.”

28 responses to “Devin White believes he’s the league’s best linebacker

  1. Well if he isn’t who is? He would be my first pick. His sideline to sideline speed is probably the best you will fine. As long as they have Vea and White it will be hard to move the ball on them. That middle of a D that will be good for awhile.

  2. The fact this man wasn’t a pro bowler should be reason enough to aim the death star at that game, and fire away.

  3. We’ve already had one of their wide receivers claim that their group were the best in the league. Now this linebacker is staking his claims to the “best in the league”.
    It’s going to be a long offseason as every player on this team chimes in with their “I’m the best in the league”.

  4. The guy is an absolute stud, no question. But to claim he “trumped anything Tom Brady did Sunday” is just silly. You need points on the board to win the game.

  5. I guess Tampa Bay hasn’t learned from the mistake of KC.

    Keep thumping your chest and boast how you will repeat.

    Brady needs to get these boys in the kitchen and teach them how to make Humble Pie.

  6. Dude is good, But Clyde juked him out if his shorts during the SB. But even the best miss some tackles. He is a stud, not sure who would be considered to be better.

  7. He is basically the best all around lb, coverage was his weakness and he made some big ints/pass break ups this playoffs.

    He also talked about loving playing with LVD and credited him a lot.

  8. even if its true, thats the LAST way you want to hear your rookie lb speaking, and im a bucs fan and absolutely love the guy.

  9. Poor in coverage, the numbers don’t lie. Super talented, but Warner and Wagner are ahead of him.

  10. He has been a great LB since his days at LSU. I hated to see him go to a team in the Saints division but it’s not like the Saints are drafting LSU players anytime ever. Glad to see him succeed even if it’s for a rival. Should be a great player for a while as long as he stays healthy.

  11. He is. I had not got to see him play much until the playoffs That guy is definitely the best back in the league.

  12. The guy is an absolute stud, no question. But to claim he “trumped anything Tom Brady did Sunday” is just silly. You need points on the board to win the game.
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    Thanks to D White and company only 10 points were needed.

  13. Frankly, Brady was the MVP. When you look at all the contributions Brady made getting the team ready to play and win, plus his exceptional first half, it was more than enough to merit the MVP. Tip of the hat to Todd Bowles as well, but he isn’t a player. White had a great game, but most any really good LB would have done that as well given how the defense was set up by Bowles and the play of the DLine.

  14. Might be close but Fred Warner that dude right now..he did earn all pro this year..first team..sooooo

  15. Poor in coverage, the numbers don’t lie. Super talented, but Warner and Wagner are ahead of him.
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    KJ Wright consistently outplayed Wagner this year.

    Watching White was JUST like watching Wags 5-6 years ago. Big play after big play.

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