The Bucs have reportedly agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension worth $12 million with kicker Ryan Succop. According to Tom Pelissero $6.25 million is guaranteed.

After nine consecutive seasons in with a new kicker in the lineup for Tampa Bay by the time Week 1 rolls around, Succop appears to have broken the Bucs’ dubious streak, barring anything unforeseen.

In the 2020 regular season Succop ranked sixth in the NFL with a franchise record of 136 total points scored, landing just eight points behind kickers Daniel Carlson, Younghoe Koo and Jason Sanders for the league lead. The 12-year veteran converted 28 of his 31 field goal attempts for a field goal percentage of 90.3 – with one of those attempts being blocked in Week 1 – giving him the second-most accurate kicking season in Bucs history, trailing just Connor Barth’s mark pf 92.9 in 2011. Succop was also 52 for 57 on extra point attempts.

In the postseason Succop remained stellar, converting 12 of 13 extra point attempts and finishing a perfect 9/9 on field goals, including a season-long 52-yard field goal against the Chiefs to close out the scoring in Super Bowl LV.

After the Bucs were able to re-sign linebacker Lavonte David and outside linebacker Shaq Barrett, tight end Rob Gronkowski, in addition to placing the franchise tag on Chris Godwin, Succop was the next domino to fall in terms of bringing back most of Tampa Bay’s key players from their Super Bowl-winning 2020 roster.

 

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RayJayinTBay
7 months ago

Huge signing! Our leading scorer.

ScottC543
7 months ago

Right down the middle!

cgmaster27
7 months ago

What an offseason! the Band is indeed back together again. This signing was a big one for me as what a blessing it was to have a consistent kicker. Lets Go!! now its on to BPA in the draft.

Bucco-Bruce
7 months ago

Great, now we just need Suh!! If AB and another RB then that’s just icing on the cake!! Let’s Gooooo!!

Eddie
Reply to  Bucco-Bruce
7 months ago

Suh, AB and White

Eddie
7 months ago

4 Million a season for a kicker, pricey

Sam
Sam
Reply to  Eddie
7 months ago

This makes him the tenth highest paid kicker in the league. Really not that pricey

Lawdy
Reply to  Eddie
7 months ago

licht finally found someone who can kick, he wasnt about to let him go

PewterHeart
Reply to  Eddie
7 months ago

Given the Bucs recent history on kickers, 4mil is worth it!

steve maran
7 months ago

a million per year too much

plopes808
Reply to  steve maran
7 months ago

U must not have been around for the “kicking woes” years, it’s 1 million WELL SPENT

steve maran
7 months ago

go back and watch the afc championship where brady beat mahomes…we need both white and burkhead…prob cheaper than fournette

steve maran
Reply to  steve maran
7 months ago

combined

steve maran
Reply to  steve maran
7 months ago

they work off each other so well and then jones could get the carries michel got

aredsoxfan1
Reply to  steve maran
7 months ago

Don’t waste any cash on Burkhead, he’s always hurt. White however, is another story all together. A good third down back that can fill in on occasion would be great for this offense.

Alldaway 2.0
7 months ago

Very good news. Contract length and dollar amount per year keeps the Bucs in healthy cap shape and also ensures the Bucs have a good kicker for the next three years. Win/win all around.

Spitfire
7 months ago

I am not against paying kickers, it just baffles me slightly how everyone preaches put anybody in there and they make like barely over league minimum but then when you sign em up you gotta pay em $3-$4mil? Some of the best kickers in the league make between $1-$2mil. Did the contract have to be this size? It’s kinda like with the fast food workers asking for $15 an hour, before I was always nice and understanding that your job sucks and I’m not gonna try to make it any harder and if something is messed up or missed it’s… Read more »

jiggyjoe
7 months ago

Great move. A good kicker will win you a game or two. Very happy!

Dman
7 months ago

Excellent.

plopes808
7 months ago

I feel bad for the rest of the league…well, there’s always 2nd place ;-)

scubog
7 months ago

What’s it worth to consider a PAT or FG automatic? Why some folks obsess over a player’s salary is a mystery to me.

fanofdabucs
7 months ago

Gotta love how the fair weather fans come out after the Bucs win it all. There’s just no way that any real Bucs fan would think they over paid for Succop after watching years of kicking issues.

Then again, the same person then recommended spending money on a RB who has been hurt more than he plays.

Guessing this guy is a new Buc’s fan and still a Sox fan. 🤣