The signing of DT Ndamukong Suh turned out to be a one year rental, which was expected. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut DT Gerald McCoy — the third overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft — yesterday, and signed Suh — the second overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft — to a one year deal today:
The #Bucs and veteran DT Ndamukong Suh are closing in on a 1-year deal that gives Tampa a big presence inside and effectively replaces former DT Gerald McCoy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 21, 2019
Suh proved to be a worthy addition as his play in the season was solid, though his play in the playoffs escalated to an elite level. His 2018 stats were: 59 tackles, four tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, four pass deflections, 19 QB hits, and two fumble recoveries.
Ironically enough, Suh’s lengthy wait as a free agent means the Los Angeles Rams are not entitled to a compensatory pick, though another option could arise. McCoy was available for trade all offseason, though his massive contract (which was worth roughly $14m per year) was never going to be something teams were interested in. Now that he’s free and apparently interested in ring-chasing, could the Rams be an option for the potential future Hall-of-Famer?
Former Buccaneers' DT Gerald McCoy wants to sign with a playoff contender, and of course make money. But he wants to win. Spots that would make sense include the Browns, the Patriots, the Chargers, the Jaguars, and the Cowboys amongst others.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 20, 2019