In a bid to strengthen the team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed the first-round pick Joe Tryon in a four-year rookie contract, according to Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times.
Tryon penned down a four-year contract worth $11.171 million which includes a signing bonus of $5,484,540, according to a report from best usa online casino. Tryon is set to receive a $660,000 base salary for the 2021 season, which could see an increase to more than $2.1 million by 2024.
The 22-year-old outside linebacker became the sixth player from the Buccaneers’ 2021 NFL Draft haul to sign for the team so far, joining quarterback Kyle Trask, cornerback Chris Wilcox, wide receiver Jaelon Darden, and linebackers, Grant Stuard and K.J Britt.
The Buccaneers’ third-round pick Robert Hainsey, an offensive tackle from Notre Dame, is the only draft pick that is yet to sign his rookie contract with the Tampa Bay team.
Tryon missed out on the Buccaneers’ rookie minicamp and OTAs after having to undergo a minor knee procedure in May. He, however, showed up to the team for the mandatory minicamp, which was when he got reps with the first team and second-team defences.
“I thought he got around the quarterback pretty good and he’s just going to continue to get better and better as Todd [Bowles] finds roles for him in the defence,” Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said about Tryon following the second day of the minicamp earlier this month. “He’s everything we thought he would be.”
Arians was not the only person impressed with the Washington linebacker, as Bucs outside linebackers’ coach Larry Foote spoke to the media at the start of the month: “Well, he definitely passes the eye test. Just watching him on film, the guy is 6-[foot]-5, he can bend, he can move. He’s got a great motor, plays with high energy, and just his DNA jumps off the tape.”
Tryon opted out of the 2020 college football campaign due to the Covid-19 pandemic after a successful 2019 season, which could be said to be his breakthrough season that made wanted by NFL teams. The Tampa Bay team agreed to bring in the player in the first round of April’s draft.
The 6-foot-5 edge rusher, in 2019, played in all games for the Huskies as he registered 41 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, and eight sacks in 13 games to become the second-team All-Pac-12 honours on the year. And six of those sacks were registered in the last four games of the season for the Washington team, and those games were covered with odds from best online casino Australia.
Before the beginning of the 2020 season, the 22-year-old outside linebacker was named a Preseason First Team All-American by college football expert Phil Steel, and he was also shown on preseason watchlists for BronkoNagurski Trophy and Butkus Award.