Ndamukong Suh was one of the anchors of the front seven that harassed Patrick Mahomes during Super Bowl LV. At the end of the season, the defensive tackle became a free agent, but he doesn’t want to leave Tampa.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the 34-year-old manager indicated that he hopes the Bucs will extend his contract. “My goal is to come back and have a chance to win another championship,” Suh said.
Suh signed a one-year, $ 8 million deal with the Buccaneers in free agency in 2020. His presence on the Tampa Bay defense was noted with six sacks, fourth-best in the unit and second-best in the line, just behind Jason Pierre-Paul’s 9.5.
Likewise, Suh indicated that both Tom Brady and coach Bruice Arians have expressed their intention to bid to keep him at the club. The problem with the Buccaneers is that 30 elements will make it to free agency and it is estimated that they only have $ 27.7 million available in the salary cap.
“I spoke with Tom Brady a few days ago about that opportunity, also with Jason Licht. I do not know if they saw the parade, on the podium the coach said that I will not go anywhere. He is a man of his word. I hope I have the opportunity to continue playing, especially if it’s Tampa, “he detailed.
On the other hand, it seems that the feeling is mutual. Previously, Licht, the club’s general manager, reported that he would like to have Suh back in 2021. “I know there is mutual respect. We have to see how everything developed, but we definitely want to have him back,” he explained to ProFootballTalk.