Current NFL sack leader Shaq Barrett is currently one of the five remaining NFL players who have yet to sign their franchise offers.
Maybe that will happen before the end of the week.
“It’s still up in the air right now, around 50-50,” Barrett said Wednesday in Full access to the NFL when Colleen Wolfe asked him what was the story behind him that he hadn’t signed yet. “We will find a little more information on Friday.”
What will become Friday obviously remains to be seen.
Currently, however, along with Bengals wide receiver AJ Green, Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones, Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and Broncos safety Justin Simmons, Barrett has yet to sign his tag. franchise.
In five previous seasons with the Broncos, Barrett had only started 15 games combined, but he started all 16 last season in a tour de force that saw him set a new standard for a Buccaneer’s sacks, his 19.5 topping Warren Sapp’s 16.5. in 2000. His 37 quarterback hits were also the best in the NFL and his six forced fumbles were third. Throughout the season, he impacted a game as much as any, with his 68 third-quarterback pressures in the league, according to Next Gen statistics, evidence of that.
Now Barrett has a $ 15.8 million offer that he hasn’t signed yet, and he and the Bucs have a July 15 deadline to reach a long-term deal.