It has been reported by Adam Schefter that the Panthers will sign former Bucs DT Gerald McCoy to a one-year deal. The deal will be worth $8.5 million. With a chance to make as much as $10.25 million per the source.
Former Buccaneers’ DT Gerald McCoy is signing with the Carolina Panthers, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 3, 2019
Ian Rapoport with the full contract breakdown:
The full breakdown of Gerald McCoy’s deal with the #Panthers: 1 year, $4M to sign, $3M base, $500K camp roster bonus, $500K in 45-man per game bonus. Plus, 6.5 sacks for $500k, 8 sacks gets him $1.5M. 250K for Pro Bowl, $250K for playoffs. Just $4M guaranteed. Total: Up $10.25M.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 3, 2019
Even though his deal could max out at $10.25 million, just $4 million is guaranteed. That said, the location seems to be the main motivator. As it seem to be a move to stay in the South where all is familiar.
There seems to be more to it though. As this could possibly been revenge move. As he will now get the opportunity to face-off against the Bucs now twice in 2019. Was it Arians recent comments or even the announcement of Suh wearing No. 93 that tipped? McCoy might never tell. One thing is for certain, he’s looking forward to playing against Tampa Bay.
Should make for an interesting storyline this season.
Stay tuned for more details.