The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become quite disorderly after their star quarterback, Tom Brady, announced his retirement, and now Devin White has stirred up more trouble in the offseason.
The Buccaneers have faced financial struggles lately as they reconstruct some veteran players’ salaries to meet the salary cap. Moreover, in free agency, they are not making much noise by signing players like other franchises, indicating trouble in paradise.
Amid this volatile situation, they faced another setback to keep Devin in the franchise after recent alarming developments.
What did Devin White do?
The 24-year-old has submitted a trade request as per ESPN and wants to get out of the organization after a failed season, we assume.
A “fed up” Devin White, who’s entering his fifth year, has requested a trade from the Bucs https://t.co/kYJVYLwXCa
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) April 11, 2023
The 2020 Super Bowl champion joined the franchise after being picked fifth overall in the 2019 NFL draft and signed a four-year, $29.32 million rookie contract. Before that, he played for the LSU Tigers for three years at the college level.
In four years at Tampa Bay, the pro bowler has completed 483 tackles, 20.5 sacks, and 15 passes defended in 62 games. However, after last season, he appeared to be fed up with the current circumstances and wanted to leave.
On the other hand, the Bucs are not quite comfortable with White leaving yet, as they re-signed Levonte David for one more year to keep the established setup.
Bucs’ Pro Bowl LB Devin White has in fact requested a trade, as @JennaLaineESPN reported. Bucs do not want to trade him, but he wants to be traded as he is coming up on his fifth-year option.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 11, 2023
The market for LB hasn’t shown any promising signs for him this offseason; only Tremaine Edmunds has signed a noteworthy deal with the Chicago Bears so far. The speculations for the Bucs star’s next landing spot are already firing up in the market.
Previously, in the last month, he caused a little tantrum on social media by posting cryptic messages pointing to his departure. However, later, Devin White clarified his posts as a show of gratitude for all these years on the team.