There is no doubt that at some point, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were going to pick up the fifth-year option on third-year linebacker Devin White’s contract, as reported by Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report. (Check Scott’s article out — SR’s Fab 5: BREAKING -Bucs To Pick up White’s Fifth-Year Option)
White was drafted #5 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft and has been nothing but outstanding. He’s played in 45 games thus far, starting in all of them. He’s recorded 359 total tackles, 242 solos, 15 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 6 fumbles recoveries for 119 yards, and 2 for touchdowns. He also has 10 passes defended and 1 interception. He is an exceptional player.
The team has not officially picked up the option; however, they are expected to do so in the next couple of months. The deadline is May 2nd, expect them to get it done before then. His fifth-year option will cost 11.374 million dollars, according to Overthecap.com.