Bucs’ outside linebacker Shaq Barrett broke the Bucs’ franchise single season sack record when he notched sack number 17.5 of the season against the Falcons on Sunday. Barrett surpassed Hall Of Famer Warren Sapp’s previous record of 16.5, which he recorded in 2000.

The record breaking achievement happened in the second quarter when Barrett sacked Matt Ryan on first down. At 17.5 sacks, Barrett is second in the NFL in that category on the season along with this new franchise record. 

Barrett signed a one year prove it deal with the Bucs last offseason to have a better playing opportunity and instantly shot up the ranks as one of the top defensive players in the league. Barret, who just made his first career Pro Bowl, is also in the running for Defensive Player Of The Year. 

In one season, Barrett has cemented himself in the Bucs history books. For the season, Barrett has 51 tackles, 17.5 sacks, 16 tackles for loss, one interception and six forced fumbles.

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jshumaker

I think Barrett is more expensive than the Bucs can afford with their current salary cap position. Regardless he is about to get paid off big time by betting on himself.

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Allanh1

Cant break the bank on 1 man who did for just 1 year. Would love to see the him back and I think he wants to as well. Let’s all be reasonable here.lol.

Go Bucs!

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scubog

For all of the folks who like to point out Jason Licht’s poor F/A signings; we have to give him credit for this one. He doesn’t look like a “One Year Wonder” to me. Absolutely have to try to keep him even if he can generate 10-12 sacks next year. Not a lot of guys out there who have the heart and effort of #58.

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