Bucs picking up Devin White’s fifth-year option

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The Buccaneers are making an expected move to keep one of their key defenders around for 2023.

According to multiple reports, Tampa Bay is picking up linebacker Devin White‘s fifth-year option.

Selected with the fifth overall pick in 2019, White has been a major defensive contributor from Day One, playing 100 percent of Tampa Bay’s defensive snaps in his first week as a rookie. He was named to his first Pro Bowl last season after starting all 17 games, recording 128 total tackles with eight for loss, 18 QB hits, 3.5 sacks, three passes defensed, and a fumble recovery.

In 45 career games, White has picked up 15.0 sacks, 27 tackles for loss, 39 QB hits, four forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries.
By picking up the fifth-year option, White’s $11.706 million salary for 2023 is now guaranteed.

Teams have until May 2 to decide on the fifth-year options for 2019 first-round picks.

4 responses to “Bucs picking up Devin White’s fifth-year option

  1. I enjoyed his drop off last season.

    Especially the way he runs his mouth.

  2. White went to the Pro Bowl last year. There was no drop off. This guy brings it every play. There was never any doubt the Bucs would pick up his option.

  3. I’m a Bucs fan, but the fact he made the Pro Bowl last year, but didn’t the year prior when he was much better and had almost 10 sacks as a true MLB shows what a joke the Pro Bowl and voting is today and really sheds light on the validity of it all.

    I remember loving the Pro Bowl as a kid back in the Hawaii days at Aloha Stadium in the 90’s

  4. White went to the Pro Bowl last year. There was no drop off.

    He was a driving force in the Championship run. Nowhere near that type of player last year.

    His production was down across the board, even with the extra game.

    .. and no one cares about the popularity contest (Pro Bowl)

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