Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the Buccaneers are looking to re-sign Donovan Smith and are in discussions with him for a contract extension. If a deal isn’t made, it’s likely that the Buccaneers could use the franchise tag on him.
Per Stroud, It’s thought that Smith could make anywhere between $12-13 million a year as a free agent, but could make $14 million fully guaranteed next year if the Buccaneers elect to tag him.
Smith is ranked by Pro Football Focus as the No. 46 out of 80 left tackles in the NFL.
Smith finished his 4-year $6 plus million dollar rookie contract and will seek a handsome payout, which it seems that the Buccaneers are willing to award him.
Smith has started and played in every single game since being drafted with the 34th pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Pewter Report reported this first on February 8th in their SR’s Fab 5: The Fate Of Bucs LT Smith; All Or Nothing With Arians