Bucs' contract for Devin White: four years, $29,315,814

The LSU linebacker received more than $19.34-million in the form of a signing bonus.
Bucs rookie linebacker Devin White has even more reason to smile, thanks to his new contract.   MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
Bucs rookie linebacker Devin White has even more reason to smile, thanks to his new contract. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Published July 23
Updated July 23

TAMPA — Devin White hasn’t taken a snap in the NFL but the Bucs’ first-round pick already is the ninth highest-paid player on the team in terms of average salary.

Details of White’s contract posted on Spotrac says he signed a four-year contract worth $29,315,814, or an average annual salary of $7,328,954.

The deal, which is fully guaranteed, included a signing bonus of $19,340,592.

In 2019, White will earn a base salary of $495,000 and a signing bonus of $19,340,592, while carrying a cap hit of $5,330,148. Like all first-round picks, the Bucs own a club option for a fifth year in 2023.

There is a rookie salary pool that basically helps determine salaries based on where a player is selected, with a slight increase year over year. White was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2019 draft.

Last season the No. 5 overall pick was North Carolina State outside linebacker Bradley Chubb. He signed a four-year, $27,271,241 contract with the Denver Broncos, including a $17,913,630 signing bonus, His average annual salary is $6,817,810.

By comparison, quarterback Jameis Winston became the highest-paid player on the team in terms of average salary when the Bucs picked up his fifth-year club option of $20.92-million.

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