Sixth-year Bucs offensive guard Ali Marpet is in the midst of a career year, and a big reason why is his improved health. On Friday, head coach Bruce Arians revealed that Marpet had offseason surgery to repair a hip labrum.

“He’s having an outstanding year,” Arians said. “I think the surgery (on his hip labrum) in the offseason helped him, but he’s playing at a very very high level, very consistent, very physical. You really can’t ask much more especially as a leader of the group.”

Marpet is currently Pro Football Focus’ third-ranked guard in the NFL, allowing just five pressures and zero sacks all season. With a strong second half of the 2020 campaign, Marpet will hope to earn the first Pro Bowl nod of his career.

The Bucs travel to New York to take on the Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 8.

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chefboho
8 months ago

Not a bad career for a guy coming from a small school. Love to see it and hes definitely worth every penny!! This line is coming together on another level. Still not 100% sold on Smith, but the rest of the guys even Cappa are killing it.

Naplesfan
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8 months ago

And how about that Wirfs kid? Wow, what a start, immediately thrown up against several of the league’s best defensive linemen and sack masters, and he’s eating them up. It’s almost unheard of for a rookie to play this well.

76bucsfan46
8 months ago

You can count on Ali foresure

Lawdy
8 months ago

oof scared me for a sec, thought it said Marpet was having surgery

bucballer
8 months ago

Glad Marpet is feeling better. It looks like he feels better! A good guy too! Here’s hoping he continues to play well and gets his first Pro Bowl pick.

scubog
8 months ago

Somewhere #74 Paul Gruber is smiling.