Bucs Officially Pick Up White’s Fifth-Year Option

The Bucs formally picked up the fifth-year possibility for linebacker Devin White on Wednesday. Pewter Report initially reported this is able to occur months in the past. Now, Tampa Bay has formally locked in White for the 2023 season.

The Bucs drafted White with the fifth general choose in 2019. His authentic contract was for 4 years and a completely assured $29,315,814. As White was a first-round draft choose, it additionally included a staff possibility for a fifth yr. The Bucs are actually electing to select that up. Primarily based on the NFL collective bargaining settlement the choice shall be value a projected $11,706,000 per OverTheCap.com on account of White’s taking part in time over the course of his first three seasons.

Over the course of his first three seasons in Tampa Bay White has amassed 359 tackles, 27 tackles for loss, 4 compelled fumbles, six fumbles recovered, 10 passes defensed, one interception, and two touchdowns whereas beginning 45 video games. White was additionally chosen to the Professional Bowl final yr.

Pewter Report broke the information that the staff can be exercising White’s fifth yr possibility again in February. This marks the sixth consecutive yr the staff has picked up the fifth-year possibility on their first round-pick. That stretch contains each first-round choose through the Jason Licht period and contains Mike Evans, Jamies Winston, Vernon Hargreaves III, O.J. Howard, Vita Vea, and now White. All of these gamers performed that fifth yr excluding Hargreaves, who was lower mid-way by means of the 2019 season.