Buccaneers Place Franchise Tag on Winfield Jr


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed the franchise tag (non-exclusive) on safety Antoine Winfield Jr. The safety will now earn $17.1 million in 2024.

The two sides were unable to come to agreement on a long-term deal. Reports are both sides will continue negotiations towards that long-term deal. Winfield Jr is the seventh player in franchise history to receive the franchise tag.

Via the team’s website,

“On Tuesday, the Buccaneers designated Winfield as their franchise player for 2024, utilizing that option for the fourth time in the last five years. The deadline to apply franchise or transition tags was Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET.”

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“The Buccaneers used the “non-exclusive” franchise tag on Winfield, meaning he can negotiate with other teams but Tampa Bay retains a right to match any contract offer. If Winfield does sign with another team and the offer is notmatched, his new team must send two first-round draft picks to the Buccaneers.”

Winfield Jr’s Career Stats

Total tackles: 384
Sacks: 15.0
Forced fumbles: 11
Fumble recoveries: 8
Pass deflections: 27
Interceptions: 7

Winfield Jr ‘s Accolades 

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