Earlier this week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released 3-time All Pro defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy, who was set to receive $13 million this season.
Then the next day, they immediately replaced him with Ndamukong Suh.
Laugh out loud.
Why is this hilarious?
Gerald McCoy spent his entire career in Tampa and the Bucs spent the entire offseason attempting to unload the next few years of his contract in a trade that no other team wanted any part of.
Then they not only cut his ass but they replaced him with Ndamukong Suh, the player who was drafted directly ahead of him in the 2010 NFL Draft and who has had a higher profile for their entire careers.
The shot loyalty into the sun and signed the one player in the NFL who is proud to be labeled as a mercenary. All Suh wants to do is sign 1-year contracts with whoever will pay him the most.
The Bucs didn’t want to pay McCoy but were willing to pay more for Suh.
Laugh out loud.
Ndamukong Suh vs. Gerald Mccoy
- Suh’s 2018: 4.5 sacks. 59 tackles. 4 tackles for loss. 19 quarterback hits.
- Mccoy’s 2018: 6 sacks. 28 tackles. 6 tackles for loss. 21 quarterback hits.
These two men had almost identical seasons. Suh played alongside the best player in the NFL, Aaron Donald, so he wasn’t tasked with as much pass rushing responsibilities but nothing really jumps off the page that makes him seem astronomically better than Gerald McCoy.
Somewhere in the world, Dave Gettleman is laughing like an evil genius as his master plan of getting rid of superstars for no reason and then replacing them with equal to or lesser talent is being copied in Tampa Bay right now.