Buccaneers, Vita Vea agree to four-year extension

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Buccaneers defensive tackle Vita Vea will be staying in Tampa Bay for years to come.

Vea, who had one year remaining on his rookie contract, has agreed to an extension. Vea’s agent told reporters that it’s a four-year, $73 million deal.

The 26-year-old Vea was drafted by the Bucs with the 12th overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. He had been slated to play the 2022 season on his fifth-year option salary of $7.6 million. Now he’ll get much more than that in the coming years, although the new deal may have lowered his cap hit for 2022.

The 6-foot-4, 347-pound Vea has started 15 games and played 57 percent of defensive snaps this season.

11 responses to “Buccaneers, Vita Vea agree to four-year extension

  1. VV is a solid piece of the Bucs defense. Though they are a hated rival, they made a wise move to lock him up long term. Not a game wrecker on the level of Aaron Donald, but a “load”, as John Madden used to say (which is a high compliment).

  2. I remember when he was draft at like 310 pounds. He was on the punt coverage team. Always thought of the dude as more of a run stuffer, and usually only pass rushers get this kind of deal

  3. Did he ever fix his tooth that was broken against the Colts? Either way, he’s got enough money to pay for all sorts of dental surgeries for life!

  4. That’s a lot of cake for a nose tackle who plays 50 percent of the snaps. Good for him though.

  5. Gets pressure even when double teamed
    Only a few guys in the league can do this consistently.

  6. Second best interior lineman in football. Best interior lineman against the run. Smart move.

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