It’s been 11 seasons that Bucs fans have had the pleasure of watching one of the NFL’s best linebackers suit up and impose his will on our opponents offense. Lavonte David has been one of the most consistent and feared players on the Tampa Bay roster, yesterday the 33-year old veteran resigned with the only team he has ever known.
The Bucs and David agreed to a one-year $7 million fully guaranteed new deal. Locking in their captain was one of the team’s highest priorities this off-season. On top of resigining David, the Bucs also agreed to term with corner back Jamel Dean as well as free agent QB Baker Mayfield. The two time pro bowl linebacker is still the anchor of the team’s defense and has a substantial impact of games.
Lavonte has previously expressed that he would love to be able to retire as a Buccaneer and hopes to one day join the team’s ring of honor. David has been the team’s captain for 9 of his 11 seasons, and for a long time he has been considered the heart of the team’s defense. His 919 solo tackles since 2012 is the most by any player in the NFL. David ranks 3rd all time in Bucs history for most tackles, an fifth in games played READ MORE