Buccaneers’ Lavonte David Contract Details Revealed


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have officially re-signed linebacker Lavonte David to a one-year deal.

Via Scott Smith of buccaneers.com,

“Lavonte is one of the greatest and most beloved players in the history of this franchise, so it is extremely gratifying that he will remain a Buccaneer,” said General Manager Jason Licht. “It’s rare for a player to perform at such a high level for so many years in one place. He is the prime example of an individual that you build a team around and we are ecstatic to be able to keep him in Tampa Bay.”

So the obvious question is, how much was David’s new contract for? Thanks to Howard Balzer from the “Hall of Fame” radio show on SiriusXM we have some of the details.

“Reported as a contract of $7 million for one year, the base value of deal for Bucs LB Lavonte David is apparently $4.5 million with $3.335 signing bonus and non-guaranteed salary of $1.165 million. It also includes four void years to spread out cap charge for signing bonus.”

More information from Fox Sports Greg Auman,

“David’s contract is complicated — listed in NFLPA as a five-year deal with league minimum salaries each year, so there are mechanisms to void after one year and trigger easy incentive to get to $7 million.”

There will be more information on David’s contract coming soon, and we’ll be here to update you.

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