Bucs get their man: Goldson signs $41 million deal
Free-agent All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson has agreed to a massive, five-year contract with the Bucs, meaning the Bucs have landed their top free-agent.
The deal calls for Goldson to make an average of $8.25 million per year and contains $22 million in guaranteed money. With a maximum value of $41 million, it will make Goldson one of the highest paid players at his position.
Goldson was on a private jet sent by the Bucs shortly after the NFL’s free-agent signing period began Tuesday afternoon.
Goldosn is immediately expected to take over as the team’s starting free safety, playing alongside 2012 first-round pick Mark Barron, the strong safety.
That puts veteran Ronde Barber’s future in question, as he’s been offered a chance to return but certainly will have to give way to Goldson.
The Bucs have called a 4 p.m. press conference where Goldson will be introduced to the media.