1. Sports
  2. /
  3. Bucs

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 Jul. 23, 2019

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.


  1. Former USF dual-threat extraordinaire Quinton Flowers is one of four quarterbacks on the roster of the XFL's Tampa Bay Vipers. [Tampa Bay Vipers]
    The record-setting Bulls QB will play in the Tampa Bay Vipers’ opener, but probably not as much as he’d like.
  2. Former Florida Gator Antonio Callaway is looking for a fresh start in the XFL with the Tampa Bay Vipers. [Tampa Bay Vipers]
    The former Florida Gators playmaker, cut by the Browns, has another shot with the XFL’s Tampa Bay Vipers.
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) warms up his arm before a game against the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 17. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
    The former quarterback believes Winston will be better in Year 2 under Bruce Arians.
  4. San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has come a long way from his days as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers quality control assistant with a closet for an office at One Buc Place. [STEVE LUCIANO  |  AP]
    Super Bowl 54 | The 49ers head coach began his career as Jon Gruden’s “do-boy” as an offensive quality control assistant.
  5. Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Byron Pringle (13) makes a catch before a Dec. 29 game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Kansas City, Mo. [CHARLIE RIEDEL  |  Associated Press]
    The high school coaches of Azeez Al-Shaair, Matt Breida and Byron Pringle know the adversity the trio faced in making it big.
  6. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes holds the Lamar Hunt Trophy as he celebrates winning a NFL, AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs won 35-24 to advance to Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley) [COLIN E. BRALEY  |  AP]
    Rick Stroud | From Patrick Mahomes’ no-look passes to a possibly incredible double honor for John Lynch, they won’t disappoint.
  7. Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels for the national anthem. He hasn't taken a snap in the NFL for three full seasons now.
    "Inspire Change'' campaign is a sanitized version of what Colin Kaepernick tried to get across by kneeling for the national anthem.
  8. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) runs on the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. [ADAM HUNGER  |  AP]
    Manning: “From the very first moment I did it my way.”
  9. NFC cornerback Shaquill Griffin of the Seattle Seahawks gives a thumbs up during Pro Bowl NFL football practice, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano) [STEVE LUCIANO  |  AP]
    Third-year Seahawks cornerback is being rewarded for his standout season, and is excited to share it with his family. “We all made the Pro Bowl.”
  10. In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, a New Orleans Saints helmet rests on the playing field before an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area's Roman Catholic archdiocese to help it contain the fallout from a burgeoning sexual abuse crisis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) [JEFF ROBERSON  |  AP]
    Saints attorneys disputed any suggestion that the team helped the church cover up crimes, calling such claims “outrageous.”