Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Buccaneers have used the franchise tag on Shaq Barrett. This has been the rumor since the NFL Combine.
Bucs placed franchise tag on Shaq Barrett, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
With Barrett being seen as a linebacker, Barrett will earn $15.8 million in 2020. Both sides have until July 15th to reach a long term deal
The tag placed on Barrett is a non-exclusive tag, which translates to Barrett being able to negotiate with other teams but the Buccaneers can match any offer. It would require two 1st round picks to the Buccaneers if they decide not to match the offer.
Stay tuned to Bucs Report for further details.